A bronze 'dragon' incense burner Ming dynasty, Xuande mark | 明 銅鏨雲龍紋獅耳簋式爐 《大明宣德年製》仿款
Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd.
A bronze 'dragon' incense burner
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark
Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
明 銅鏨雲龍紋獅耳簋式爐 《大明宣德年製》仿款
raised on a splayed foot, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of mythical beast mask handles comprising a lion's mane and an elephant's trunk, the exterior further cast in relief with two ferocious three-clawed dragons soaring amidst ruyi clouds, the base with a six-character Xuande mark within a recessed panel
In good overall condition with general surface wear.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, Sydney L. Moss Ltd, London, 1991, cat. no. 44.
《The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork》，Sydney L. Moss Ltd，倫敦，1991年，編號44