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A RARE PARCEL-GILT QUATREFOIL BRONZE CENSER
A RARE PARCEL-GILT QUATREFOIL BRONZE CENSER

CHENGHUA IMPRESSED SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1465-1487)

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A RARE PARCEL-GILT QUATREFOIL BRONZE CENSER CHENGHUA IMPRESSED SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1465-1487) The vessel is finely cast in relief to each of the four lobed sides with a dragon breathing fire. There is a pair of upright 'S'-shaped handles to the sides. The censer is supported by four horned monster-mask legs. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) wide across handles

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A very similar censer, also with a Chenghua mark, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 1 May 2000, lot 763. It is however rare to find censers of this type with dragons spewing fire.

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