17 - 18 September 2015
A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
The compressed body is cast with a pair of lion-mask handles and is raised on three cabriole legs, each cast with further lion masks. An apocryphal Xuande mark is cast in a rectangle on the base. The patina is of brownish-red color.
11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) wide across the handles, wood cover, wood stand
The K'ung Hsiang-Hsi (Kong Xiangxi, 1881-1967) Collection, New York, and thence by descent within the family.
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