3301
3301
A BRONZE VASE, HU
MING DYNASTY
Estimation
40 00060 000
Lot. Vendu 200,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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3301
A BRONZE VASE, HU
MING DYNASTY
Estimation
40 00060 000
Lot. Vendu 200,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong

A BRONZE VASE, HU
MING DYNASTY
cast with a globular body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and a flared mouthrim, the shoulders cast with a pair of taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, the countersunk base with a six-character Xuande reign mark within a recessed panel

17 cm., 6 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Offermann & Schmitz, Cologne, 1980s.

Description

The compactness and relatively small size, combined with superb patination, heavy weight and very refined casting would all support a Ming dynasty date.

The enduring question as to which of the vast production of bronze incense burners cast with Xuande reign marks are indeed of the period and which are apocryphal is discussed by Gerard Tsang and Hugh Moss, Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Hong Kong, 1986, pg. 150, where it is concluded that the textual evidence is unreliable, and that 'accurate identification ... must therefore rest largely on the wares themselves'. 

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong