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PAIR OF LARGE BRONZE 'ELEPHANT' CENSERS
MING DYNASTY
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PAIR OF LARGE BRONZE 'ELEPHANT' CENSERS
MING DYNASTY
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PAIR OF LARGE BRONZE 'ELEPHANT' CENSERS
MING DYNASTY
each cast in mirror image as a recumbent caparisoned elephant supported on four folded legs, the turned head framed by fluttering ears, the trunk and tusks sweeping to one side, the large aperture in the saddle set with a cover in the form of a fruiting 'Buddha's hand' citron tree growing from a jardinière howdah, the patina dark chocolate-brown, wood stands (6)
Height 24 1/4  in., 61.5 cm
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Provenance

Offered at Sotheby's New York, 15th September 1999, lot 59.

Important Chinese Art

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