12 July 2005
A PARCEL-GILT-BRONZE INCENSE BURNER AND COVER
CAST XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK, 18TH CENTURY
The vessel of oval section with lion-mask handles, cast in medium relief with dragons and other mythical beasts swimming through breaking waves, the foot with lotus petals, the domed cover pierced with cloud scrolls and cast with high-relief dragons and phoenixes around the pierced dragon-and-cloud finial, cover inner rim chip
9½ in. (24 cm.) wide
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A similar censer was sold in these Rooms, 18 June 2002, lot 115.
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