21 - 22 June 2016
GRAND BRULE-PARFUM TRIPODE EN BRONZE
CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE
The censer has a compressed body with a pair of open handles that sweep outward from the rim. The base is cast with an apocryphal sixteen-character inscription, reading Da Ming Xuande wunian jiandu gongbu guanchen Wu Bangzuo zao (Made by Wu Bangzuo, supervisor of the Ministry of Works, in the fifth year of Xuande of the Great Ming).
13 in. (33 cm.) diam.
From a German private collection, acquired in Mannheim in the 1960s by repute.
Property from a German family collection.
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