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AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR FERDINANDO CAPPELLETTI (LOTS 18 AND 19)
AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The vessel is decorated to the bulbous sides with taotie masks set against a leiwen ground, below two curved upright handles and supported on three animal-form feet. The later wood cover is pierced with a prunus design, surmounted by a Ming dynasty jade carving of Liu Hai.
14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high excluding hongmu cover; 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high overall
Provenance
Acquired in Rome in the late 1970s.
Special Notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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