• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1410

    AN UNUSUAL ARCHAISTIC IMITATION-BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

    JIAQING/DAOGUANG PERIOD, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL ARCHAISTIC IMITATION-BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
    JIAQING/DAOGUANG PERIOD, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    With bulbous body supported on three cabriole legs issuing from stylized animal heads, molded around the upper body with bands of simplified taotie masks above bow-string bands and beneath the everted rim, flanked on either side by a pair of bail handles, the base with six-character impressed mark reading Xinyin shuwu zhencang (Xinyin study collection)
    9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) across handles


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    Compare a nearly identical censer of the same shape and size, also with Xiyin shuwu zhencang mark, from the Sir Percival David Collection, illustrated by R. Scott, For the Imperial Court: Qing Porcelain from the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1997, no. 36, where it is dated probably Qianlong or Jiaqing period.