A fine 'sunspot' bronze tripod censer
Xuande mark, 18th century
Elegantly cast with a pair of loop handles rising from the convex surface of the rim, a waisted neck and body of compressed globular form supported on three conical feet surrounding a rectangular recess on the base bearing the six-character mark in regular script, the exterior surfaces displaying irregular gold flecks within the dark golden-brown patina.
6 1/2in (16.5cm) diameter
- Property from the George Taber Collection, Pittsburgh, PA