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A PARCEL-GILT COPPER ALLOY 'EIGHT BUDDHIST EMBLEMS' INCENSE BURNER BY HU WENMING, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY | 明十七世紀 胡文明製局部鎏金銅八吉祥簋式香爐 《雲間胡文明製》款

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 HKD

Property from the collection of Cheng Huan 清洪珍藏

A PARCEL-GILT COPPER ALLOY 'EIGHT BUDDHIST EMBLEMS' INCENSE BURNER BY HU WENMING, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY | 明十七世紀 胡文明製局部鎏金銅八吉祥簋式香爐 《雲間胡文明製》款

A PARCEL-GILT COPPER ALLOY 'EIGHT BUDDHIST EMBLEMS' INCENSE BURNER BY HU WENMING, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY | 明十七世紀 胡文明製局部鎏金銅八吉祥簋式香爐 《雲間胡文明製》款

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 HKD

Lot sold:

81,900

HKD

Property from the collection of Cheng Huan

A PARCEL-GILT COPPER ALLOY 'EIGHT BUDDHIST EMBLEMS' INCENSE BURNER

BY HU WENMING, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

清洪珍藏

明十七世紀 胡文明製局部鎏金銅八吉祥簋式香爐 《雲間胡文明製》款


18.5 cm

Good overall condition with just minor dents, oxidisation and loss to gilding and general surface wear.


整體品相良好,惟見輕微撞痕、氧化痕跡、鎏金及器面磨痕,屬正常。


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Susan Chen, Hong Kong.

陳淑貞,香港

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