3654
3654
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE 'LION' INCENSE BURNER
16TH – 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000250,000
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3654
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE 'LION' INCENSE BURNER
16TH – 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000250,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE 'LION' INCENSE BURNER
16TH – 17TH CENTURY
of archaistic gui form, cast with a compressed body rising from a short foot to a short neck bordered with thin raised bands, the shoulder flanked by a pair of lion masks, the base with a recessed cartouche enclosing an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark, the exterior liberally splashed with gold
16.4 cm, 6 3/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

A closely related gold-splashed incense burner of similar archaistic gui form from the J. de Lopes bequest and now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, with similar lion-mask handles is illustrated in Rose Kerr, Later Chinese Bronzes, London, 1990, pl. 15 left, dated as 16th/17th century. 

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