3706
3706
A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' INCENSE BURNER
BY HU WENMING, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
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3706
A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' INCENSE BURNER
BY HU WENMING, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' INCENSE BURNER
BY HU WENMING, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
of archaistic gui form, the compressed globular body supported on a splayed lipped foot and flanked by a pair of separately cast handles, the exterior decorated against a ring-punched ground with two main bands, the lower band enclosing six mythical beasts prancing amidst foliate scrolls below a band of scollwork encircling the rim, the base with a central rectangular cartouche engraved with a six-character inscription reading Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi (‘Made by Hu Wenming of Yunjian’), wood cover and stand
15.6 cm, 6 1/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Hu Wenming from Songjiang, Jiangsu province, was one of the most accomplished master metalworkers of the late Ming period, who specialised in the production of gilt metal vessels for the scholar's desk. For another bronze incense burner of gui form by Hu Wenming, engraved with similar seal mark on the base, see the example from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat collection, sold in these rooms, 8th April 2014, lot 240.

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