09 août 2018

A small bronze barrel-form censer, 17th-18th century

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Lot 584. A small bronze barrel-form censer, 17th-18th century. Height 3 1/8  in., 7.7 cmEstimate 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.

ProvenanceAlice 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
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Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16 sept. 2014
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