Lot 303. An extremely rare bronze censer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, dated jiyou year, corresponding to 1729. Diameter 4 1/4 in., 10.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Sold Price: 93,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's
of stout cylindrical form, sturdily cast resting on three slim feet, the interior cast with two inscriptions reading Liu Junren zhi ('made by Liu Junren') and Yancheng shizao ('made in Yancheng'), the base with a four-character date mark reading Yongzheng jiyou within a recessed square.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 12 Sep 2018