Lot 3304
  • 3304

A SMALL BRONZE HALBERD-HANDLED INCENSE BURNER, YILU QING DYNASTY, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 HKD
Sold
81,250 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

  • bronze
  • width across handles 11.5 cm., 4 1/2  in.
finely cast of archaistic yilu form, rising to a waisted neck and slightly everted mouthrim, flanked by a pair of handles cast in the form of stylised halberd, the countersunk base cast with an apocryphal six-character reign mark within a recessed panel, the bronze patinated to a warm copper-brown colour

Catalogue Note

For a similar incense burner illustrated in the Xuande yiqi tupu, see Zhongguo Shudian Chuban She, Beijing, 2006, p. 246. A closely related example in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, bequested by Mrs H.O. Havemeyer in 1929, cast with fish handles and similar apocryphal Xuande mark, is illustrated online, accession number 29.100.547.
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