Lot 584. A small bronze barrel-form censer, 17th-18th century. Height 3 1/8 in., 7.7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
the tall slightly compressed cylinder well cast in relief with a pair of taotie mask handles suspending mock loose rings set to either side, all supported on three crouched-monkey-form legs, the surface with a mottled dark olive-brown patina, the base with an apocryphal Xuande mark.
Provenance: Alice Boney, New York, 1956.
Christie's New York, 30th March 2005, lot 195.
Collection of Robert H. Blumenfield.
Christie's New York, 22nd March 2012, lot 1301.