A large cast bronze tripod censer and coer 18th century (finial seperated)
Lot 1119
A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period
Sold for US$ 92,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period A large bronze tripod censer and cover Qianlong period
Lot Details
Property from the estate of George H. Taber, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Descent
A large bronze tripod censer and cover
Qianlong period
Cast with elephant head handles and legs supporting a body of inverted bell form covered on the exterior with lotus flowers and leafy scrolls, the curving base displaying a sixteen-character inscription bearing the date Shunzhi eight year (1651), summer, for the casting of the five-elephant precious ding, the domed cover reticulated with further lotus flowers and leaf scrolls beneath a finial in the form of a recumbent elephant supporting a bowl of precious jewels, both sections covered with a chocolate brown patina and the harnesses on the elephant heads to the legs inlaid with colored glass.
20 1/4in (51.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    on loan, the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, early 1930's until 1940
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