A LARGE BRONZE CENSER AND STAND, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
A LARGE BRONZE CENSER AND STAND
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
十七 / 十八世紀 銅雙耳大爐連座
the vessel of bombé-form, resting on a slightly splayed foot with an everted rim, set with two thick plain loop handles, the base with an apocryphal six-character Xuande seal mark, the stand with a circular aperture and raised on three low feet, each cast with scrolls centering a raised boss, the bronze patinated to a warm brown flecked with gold, the domed wood cover surmounted by a soapstone floriform knop (3)
Width across handles 12¼ in., 31 cm
In overall good condition. Very minor casting flaws. Expected minor wear and scratches. The rim of the stand has a casting flaw.
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Please note that this lot includes a stand, frame or other component made from a type of Chinese hardwood, which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.
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Collection of Alice T. Strong, acquired by 1980s, and thence by descent.
Alice T. Strong 收藏，得於1980年代之前，此後家族傳承