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AN ARABIC-INSCRIBED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
16TH / 17TH CENTURY
of cylindrical form with three shaped feet, cast around the body with Arabic inscriptions against a ring-punched ground, between bands of lotus scrolls encircling the rim and above the foot, the base with a six-character Zhengde mark
Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

See a closely related censer of this type, but with the Arabic inscriptions enclosed within shaped panels, sold in our London rooms, 12th June 1990, lot 39, and another included in the exhibition Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk. The Creative Personality in Chinese Works of Art, Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1984, cat. no. 118, where the author discusses the group of bronzes with Arabic inscriptions, p. 263.

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