London, South Kensington
19 April 2001
A pair of silver-inlaid Chinese bronze quatrefoil censers and covers
with side flanges and shaped supports, decorated with archaic taotie motifs, on a leiwen reserve, incised marks to underside -- 6¼in. (15.8cm.) wide; and a Chinese bronze bell with upright guei dragon handle, decorated with bands of studs -- 7½in. (19.1cm.) high. (3)
The censers -- Sold Christie's, 23 July 1979, lot 224.
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