A large bronze 'Shoulao' censer and cover 19th century
Lot 179
A large bronze 'Shoulao' incense burner and cover 19th century
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,683) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large bronze 'Shoulao' incense burner and cover
19th century
The bombé censer cast in high relief with aquatic creatures including a goose, fish, crustaceans and conches reserved on a wave ground, the shoulders decorated in low relief with stylised dragons reserved on a leiwen ground below the neck with an archaistic design also on the base, each of the upright handles formed of the elongated body of a dragon, the censer raised on tall animal mask feet issuing paws, all surmounted by an openwork cover cast with Shoulao riding his deer on the top of a blossoming prunus with birds perched on its branches, all supported on an impressive carved wood stand.
Overall 57cm (22½in) high (3).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a European private collection
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