An Arabic-inscribed gold-splashed tripod incense burner Late Ming Dynasty | 明末 灑金銅阿拉伯文筒式爐 《飛雲閣》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.
An Arabic-inscribed gold-splashed tripod incense burner
Late Ming Dynasty
Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
明末 灑金銅阿拉伯文筒式爐 《飛雲閣》款
with slightly bombé sides raised on three ruyi feet, the exterior with three recessed medallions, each cast with an Arabic inscription against a punched ground, the base centred with a medallion enclosing a seal mark reading Feiyunge ('Pavilion of the Flying Clouds'), the exterior decorated overall save for the mark with gold splashes
h. 9.3 cm
In good overall condition with insignificant surface wear.
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Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th May 2014, lot 742.