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RARE BRULE-PARFUM EN BRONZE
RARE BRULE-PARFUM EN BRONZE

CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE

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RARE BRULE-PARFUM EN BRONZE
CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE
Il représente l'animal mythique luduan, debout sur ses quatre pattes griffues. Son corps est rehaussé de volutes géométriques. Sa crinière bouclée et sa queue sont finement incisées. Il est paré d'un collier. Sa tête légèrement relevée forme le couvercle. Elle est rehaussée de deux oreilles pointues, d'une corne et d'yeux en amande. Sa gueule ouverte laisse apparaître sa langue et ses crocs.
Hauteur: 40 cm. (15¾ in.)
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A RARE BRONZE LUDUAN-FORM CENSER
CHINA, 17TH CENTURY

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Lot Essay

Mythical beasts of this form are known as luduan, legendary creatures capable of detecting truth. Due to this unique quality, censers of this form were appreciated by powerful authorities and were often placed beside or in front of the imperial throne to symbolise the fairness and perspicacity of the ruler. Compare with a smaller gilt-splashed bronze luduan-form censer dated to the 17th/18th century, sold by Christie's Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lot 2862
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