• Lot 276

    BRULE-PARFUM EN BRONZE

    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIIEME SIECLE

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    BRULE-PARFUM EN BRONZE
    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIIEME SIECLE
    Le brûle-parfum en forme de coupe quadrangulaire reposant sur quatre pieds, deux personnages étrangers soutenant le réceptacle, vêtus d'un pagne plissé et d'une écharpe, parés de bijoux, d'un turban, le visage de type eurasien, marque à six characteres de l'Empereur Xuande à la base
    Hauteur: 14 cm. (5 in.)


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    The faces of the figures with bulging eyes, hooked nose, thin lips and moustaches suggest that they were intended to portray foreigners from West of China's borders. Their clothes and jewels together with this specific turban encourage this feeling.
    A comparable bronze censer with foreigners was sold in these Rooms, 11 June 2008, lot 243.

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    Provenance

    From an old German private collection


    Post Lot Text

    A BRONZE CENSER
    CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY