A bronze rectangular incense burner and pierced cover Early Ming dynasty
Lot 25
A bronze rectangular incense burner and pierced cover Early Ming dynasty
Sold for HK$ 68,750 (US$ 8,862) inc. premium

Lot Details
A bronze rectangular incense burner and pierced cover
Early Ming dynasty
Of rectangular form with flared sides rising from a textured foot, surmounted by a domed cover worked with reticulated designs, all featuring coiled dragons and sea creatures amidst cloud scrolls.
19cm wide.

Footnotes

  • 明初 海水瑞獸鏤空龍紋香爐

    「虢姜作寶尊鼎,其萬年永寶用」

    香爐長方形,敞口,壁身直下漸收,器底承四足,爐身四面以海水波浪紋為地,再以高浮雕技法飾海水瑞獸紋,瑞獸形態各異,錯落有致,四壁中央各塑一牛首形耳。爐蓋鏤雕祥龍卷雲紋,五個龍首從雲間浮出,其中一龍首作蓋鈕,畫面似神龍見首不見尾之勢,威猛俱妙。爐內壁兩側鑄有銘文曰「虢姜作寶尊鼎,其萬年永寶用」,爐內底部鑄團龍紋。爐底部亦有銘文。
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