A rare partially-gilt incense burner 17th century, cast Yunjian Zhu Zhenming zhi mark
Lot 265
A rare partially-gilt incense burner
17th century, cast Yunjian Zhu Zhenming zhi mark
Sold for £26,250 (US$ 43,913) inc. premium
Auction Details
A rare partially-gilt incense burner 17th century, cast Yunjian Zhu Zhenming zhi mark
Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A rare partially-gilt incense burner
17th century, cast Yunjian Zhu Zhenming zhi mark
Of archaic bronze gui form raised on a slightly-splayed foot flanked by a pair of stylised dragon handles, cast with three registers of gilt-relief decoration, the body with two winged dragons encircled by various mythical creatures on an intricate wave ground, beneath a band of simplified dragon scrolls and above a foliate scroll border, wood stand and cover.
22.6cm (9in) wide (3).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a European private collection

    十七世紀 銅局部鎏金海獸紋雙龍耳爐 陰文「雲間朱震明製」篆書款

    來源:歐洲私人收藏

    Two similar censers also with the seal of Zhu Zhenming are illustrated by P.Moss and G.Hawthorn, The Second Bronze Age of China, London, 1991, nos.88 and 89. Compare also a similar censer sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lot 3946.
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