• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 250

    TWO BRONZE CENSERS

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO BRONZE CENSERS
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    One a censer and cover finely cast as a recumbent duck with long neck and head turned to the side as it opens its mouth for the emission of smoke, with further small openings in front of the wings and a cash-shaped opening in the back of the tail, the base with an apocryphal Xuande mark; the other of cylindrical form raised on three ruyi-head supports, the sides well cast with a continuous scene of ten deer on the shores of a river in a rocky landscape, with a two-character inscription, zhen yong, on the base
    4¾ and 3 13/16 in. (12 and 9.7 cm.) across (2)


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