A gilt-splashed bronze tripod incense burner Xuande mark, 17th/18th century (2)

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Lot 92
A gilt-splashed bronze tripod incense burner
Xuande mark, 17th/18th century

Sold for US$ 6,075 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

A gilt-splashed bronze tripod incense burner
Xuande mark, 17th/18th century
Of circular bombé shape, the rounded body supported on short legs cast with ruyi heads, a double bow-band below six evenly-spaced whorl-decorated bosses below the short, everted rim, the bronze with a dark patina and random gilt splashes; with wood cover.
6 1/2in (16.5cm) across handles (2).

Footnotes

  • For a Xuande-marked censer of larger size and similar bombé form, also displaying relief decoration on the short supporting legs, see Philip K. Hu, Later Chinese Bronzes: The Saint Louis Art Museum and Robert E. Kresko Collections (Saint Louis, 2008), pp.78-81, No. 14. It is dated to the seventeenth century.
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