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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CENSER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CENSER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CENSER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
of square section comprising three separate tiers, supported on four C-curved legs in the form of dragon-fish, their fins and horns framing the lower corners of the bombé body embellished on each side with a gilt quatrelobed cartouche filled with auspicious characters and scrolling lotus in relief, the decoration repeated on the wide horizontal flange, the same motif rendered in openwork in the central tier surrounding dragon-filled rectangular medallions, and again on the openwork domed cover, the borders throughout with kuilong or keyfret, the cover surmounted by a large openwork dragon-form knob, the base cast with an apocryphal four-character Xuande mark (3)
Height 16 in., 40.7 cm
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Catalogue Note

A gilt-bronze censer of the same type, attributed to the Kangxi period, from the collection of I.W. Scott, sold in our London rooms, 3rd June 1975, lot 37, and again in the same rooms, 11th December 1990, lot 46. A related censer, but with 'squirrel and grape' motif executed in cloisonné, is in the collection of the National Museum of China, Beijing.

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