19 March 2008
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
The deep, waisted body raised on three elephant-head supports and set with a pair of angular loop handles with fluted sides and ruyi head-capped corners, splashed in gold in contrast to the reddish-olive patina, the base cast with an apocryphal Xuande mark
4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) across handles
Stephen Junkunc, III.
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A similar censer without gold splashes is illustrated in Jin Yu Qing Yan, National Museum of History, Taipei, 1996, p. 166, no. 76.
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