3647
3647
AN INSCRIBED GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000,000 HKD
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3647
AN INSCRIBED GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN INSCRIBED GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
sturdily cast with a bombé body rising from three tapering legs to a gently everted rim and surmounted by a pair of upright handles, the base centred with a recessed cartouche enclosing an inscription reading Chenxing banzhu mingxiang, liberally and densely decorated overall with gold splashes
18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in.
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Provenance

Christie's London, 10th April 1984, lot 319.

Catalogue Note

It is rare to find a gold-splashed incense burner with an inscription in seal script. Chenxing banzhu mingxiang can be translated as 'Waking up to discover there is still half an incense unburnt'. This is adapted from Su Dongpo’s sixteen enjoyable things in life, here referring to early in the morning.

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