• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 833

    AN UNUSUAL BRONZE COVERED CENSER IN THE FORM OF A BUDDHA'S HAND CITRON

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL BRONZE COVERED CENSER IN THE FORM OF A BUDDHA'S HAND CITRON
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Cast as a large finger citron borne on a leafy branch that is hollowed at the end for the addition of water, the pierced cover with leafy stem handle, the bottom cast with apochryphal Xuande mark
    9½ in. (24 cm.) long, wood stand


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    Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art.