A cloisonné-enamelled and gilt-bronze 'bombé' incense burner Ming dynasty, Jingtai four-character mark
Lot 385
A cloisonné-enamelled and gilt-bronze 'bombé' incense burner Ming dynasty, Jingtai four-character mark
Sold for HK$ 250,000 (US$ 32,225) inc. premium

Lot Details
A cloisonné-enamelled and gilt-bronze 'bombé' incense burner Ming dynasty, Jingtai four-character mark
Cloisonné enamel from the Reid family collection (lots 384-414)
A cloisonné-enamelled and gilt-bronze 'bombé' incense burner
Ming dynasty, Jingtai four-character mark
Rising on three compressed foot with ruyi decoration, the thick rim with a band of keyfret borders, the body slightly bulged at the waist, flanked by a pair of furry lion head finials issuing ring handles, the central frieze featuring various blossoming flowers amongst leafy scrolls, framed by a band of chrysanthemum and plum blossom scrolls at the top and bottom, all enamelled in various colours of white, yellow, red, blue and green on a turquoise ground.
13cm wide.

Footnotes

  • 明 銅胎掐絲琺瑯繁花紋獸耳鼓式爐 方框陽文「景泰年製」楷書款

    Provenance 來源:
    The Dolls House Oriental & English Antiques, London, 2 October 1947.

    An incense burner of similar shape and identical animal-shaped ring handles, cast with Jingtai four-character mark is in the Palace Museum collection, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, Hong Kong, 2001, p.18, no.16.
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