Compare the famille verte versions of three-part censers attributed to the Kangxi period. One sold in these Rooms, 20 March 1990, lot 681. Another from the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, p. 82, no. 65.
Mark and period bronzes are rare and a marked piece makes a useful guide in dating 'later' bronzes (cf. note to the previous lot). A Kangxi-marked bombe censer from the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by Kerr in Later Chinese Bronzes, p. 37, fig. 25.