A small gilt bronze incense tool Late Ming
Lot 153
A small gilt-bronze incense-tool vase Late Ming Dynasty
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 12,101) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A small gilt-bronze incense-tool vase
Late Ming Dynasty
The miniature vessel rising from a flattened foot ring to a ovoid body and cylindrical neck beneath a flared rim, cast in low-relief with stylised dragons emerging from turbulent waves and rocky outcrops, the base incised with four-character mark reading Wan Qinghuai zao.
9.9cm (3⅞in) high


  • Provenance: a European lady, collection number N89

    Illustrated: Sydney L.Moss Ltd., The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, London, 1991, Catalogue no.97.

    Wang Qinghuai was presumably one of Hu Wenming's workshop pupils. It is said that Wang Qinghuai's style seems stylistically closer to Hu Wenming's techniques than Hu's son, Hu Guangyu, or any other followers.
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