A large tripod bronze censer with pierced cover Ming/Qing Dynasty
Lot 215
A large tripod bronze censer with pierced cover Ming/Qing Dynasty
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 4,900) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large tripod bronze censer with pierced cover
Ming/Qing Dynasty
The globular body decorated with taotie masks and other archaistic motifs; the two handles shaped as mythological animals, and the reticulated domed cover with a Buddhistic lion, or other mythological animal, finial. 65cm (about 25½in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Exhibited at the Smithsonian in 2001. Ex. Loong family Collection, U.S.A. and thought to have been acquired by them during the 1930's. The Loong family were amongst the first importers of Chinese Art into the U.S.A.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this lot should be dated to the Ming Dynasty. The Provenance should read: The Property of a Gentleman. Formerly in the Leong family's private Collection, U.S.A. and acquired by them during the 1930's. The Leong family were the founders of F Suie One Company, the first importers of Chinese Art into the U.S.A. Exhibited at the Smithsonian in 2001.
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