London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A BLACK LACQUERED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER, 17TH CENTURY
with elephant head handles and supports, the cover pierced with three pairs of ying-yang shaped vents, topped by a large recumbent caparisoned elephant, its back supporting a basket of flowers and fruits -- 12½in. (31.8cm.) high.
Plesch collection (Bv 32hl); acquired from Sidney Moss, London, 31st January 1986.
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