3675
3675
A BRONZE ELEPHANT-HANDLED INCENSE BURNER AND STAND
LATE MING DYNASTY
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500,000 HKD
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3675
A BRONZE ELEPHANT-HANDLED INCENSE BURNER AND STAND
LATE MING DYNASTY
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A BRONZE ELEPHANT-HANDLED INCENSE BURNER AND STAND
LATE MING DYNASTY
of bombé form, rising from a splayed foot to a gently flared rim, flanked by a pair of elephant-head handles, the beasts detailed with a pair of flapped ears, slitted eyes, and a curled trunk between pointed tusks, the base with a three-character Xuande mark within a recessed rectangle, all supported on a circular stand with five ruyi feet joined by a stretcher, the bronze well patinated to a reddish maroon tone
w. 20.6 cm, 8 1/8  in., overall h. 14.2 cm, 5 5/8  in.
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Provenance

An American East coast private collection.

Catalogue Note

The robustness of this incense burner is enhanced by the pair of elephant handles and five ruyi feet, which accentuate the swell of the body and the rich reddish tone. Compare a similar incense burner and stand, attributed to the 17th/18th century, sold in our New York rooms, 15th/16th September 2015, lot 234; and two examples, with apocryphal Xuande reign marks, included in the exhibition Guan cang yadiao ji Ming Qing tonglu tezhan / Rekishi Hakubutsukan korekushon zōge chōkoku oyobi Min Shin dōro shōrai tokuten [Special exhibition of carved ivory and bronze incense burners in the collection of the National Museum of History], Kumamoto City Museum, Kumamoto, 1997, cat. nos 217 and 218.

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