London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
of compressed form with outswept pierced handles, inscription to the base that can be translated: 'Made by superintendent Wu Bangzuo, an official at the Board of Works, in the fifth year of the Xuande period of the Great Ming Dynasty (AD 1430)' -- 11¼in. (28.6cm.) wide.
Plesch collection (Bh 27); donated by Dr. W.P.Yetts to owner's father, Prof. J. Plesch and hence inherited by Prof. H. Plesch in 1957.
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