A parcel-gilt bronze 'mythical beast' incense burner By Zhu Zhenming, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 朱震明製局部鎏金銅鏨瑞獸紋簋式爐 《雲間朱震明製》款
Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd. Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd.
A parcel-gilt bronze 'mythical beast' incense burner
By Zhu Zhenming, Late Ming dynasty
Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
明末 朱震明製局部鎏金銅鏨瑞獸紋簋式爐 《雲間朱震明製》款
supported on a splayed foot and flanked by a pair of handles issuing from bovine masks, the exterior cast in relief and gilt with a wide band of mythical beasts including a feiyu ('flying fish dragon'), qilin and phoenix against a ground of waves, all below a band of confronting kui dragons, the foot with an undulating floral scroll, the base with a rectangular seal mark reading Yunjian Zhu Zhenming zhi ('made by Zhu Zhenming from Yunjian')
As visible in the catalogue photo, there is minor rubbing to the gilding. There are tiny nicks to the extremities and the interior of the bowl. Typical oxidisation to the interior.
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Documentary Chinese Works of Art in Scholars’ Taste, Sydney L. Moss Ltd, London, 1983, cat. no. 161.
The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, Sydney L. Moss Ltd, London, 1991, cat. no. 88.
《Documentary Chinese Works of Art in Scholars’ Taste》，Sydney L. Moss, Ltd.，倫敦，1983年，編號161
《The Second Bronze Age: Later Chinese Metalwork》，Sydney L. Moss, Ltd.，倫敦，1991年，編號88