A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE 'CHILONG' CENSER, 17TH CENTURY
A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE 'CHILONG' CENSER
十七世紀 銅灑金螭龍耳四足爐 《大明宣德年製》仿款
of oval form, the low flaring sides supported by four ruyi-shaped feet, cast with two chilong perched on either side forming the handles, each with forelegs grasping the rim, the sinuous body accentuated with swirling tufts of fur and extending to a long tail, the vessel overall splashed irregularly with gold, the base with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark within a rectangle
Length 6⅝ in., 16.8 cm
In overall good condition. Small dents and nicks to the mouthrim and extremities. Expected surface wear and scratches. The bottom has glue residue and an old label.
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Collection of Arthur Kay (1860-1939) (by repute).
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