3396
3396
A BRONZE CIRCULAR INCENSE BURNER AND STAND, GUI
LATE MING / EARLY QING DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 812,500 HKD
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3396
A BRONZE CIRCULAR INCENSE BURNER AND STAND, GUI
LATE MING / EARLY QING DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 812,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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A BRONZE CIRCULAR INCENSE BURNER AND STAND, GUI
LATE MING / EARLY QING DYNASTY
of archaistic gui form, the gently rounded body supported on a short splayed foot, flanked by a pair of loop handles, the base cast with a recessed rectangular panel enclosing an apocryphal kaishu inscription reading Da Ming Xuande wunian jiandugong bu guanchen Wu Bangzuo Zao (‘Made for the Board of Works under the Supervision of Wu Bangzuo in the Fifth Year of Xuande’), supported on a circular bronze stand with three ruyi feet, the bronze patinated to a warm caramel-brown colour
18.5 cm., 7 1/4  in. 
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Provenance

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, London, 1991, cat. no. 47.

Catalogue Note

The inscription is one of a series of apocryphal ones stating that Wu Bangzuo, the Minister of the Ministry of Works in the 5th year of Xuande, supervised production which tend to appear on late Ming and Qing incense burners. For additional information, see the note to lot 3316.

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong