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A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
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142
A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
of archaistic gui form flanked by a pair of abstract mythical-beast handles, finely cast around the exterior with two bold taotie masks on a leiwen ground, each centered by a notched vertical flange, the high foot with a band of highly stylized S-shaped kuilong on a leiwen ground, the base with a twelve-character mark reading Xuande ernian Zhou Yi wei Xiuhuang zhuren zhi (made by Zhou Yi for the master of Xiuhuang in the second year of Xuande)
Width 17 1/4  in., 43.7 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Victoria Dreyfus (1881-1976), Madrey Farm, Brewster, New York.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 9th-12th June 1976, lot 7. 

Catalogue Note

See a closely related censer of this type, bearing the same mark, sold at Christie's New York, 17th March 2017, lot 1041; further examples sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 10th April 2006, lot 1701; and at Christie's New York, 22nd March 1999, lot 76.

Important Chinese Art

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New York