8 November 2005
TWO GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSERS
Both with irregular gilt splashes over the well-patinated bronze, one of circular form with bombé sides and two upright loop handles at the narrow rim, standing on three rounded rectangular legs, four-character seal mark within a recessed square yong cun zhen wan (eternal preservation, treasured appreciation), 5 in. (13 cm.) diam.; and a miniature censer cast with two upright small handles and cabriole legs, Xuande six-character seal mark, 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) across the handles (2)
The second: purchased from John Sparks Ltd., London, 1986.
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