18 June 2002
A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER
Of compressed bombe shape with two loop handles on the rim and raised on three short tapering legs, the exterior embellished with regular gilt splashes, the base cast with a four-character mark, Dan er bu yan, 'Plain and not excessive'
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) wide, wood cover and stand
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