Lot 3619. A fine and rare gilt-splashed rectangular censer, fang ding, Yongzheng cast six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price Realized HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
Sturdily cast standing on four cylindrical legs, applied on the rim with two upright handles and on the four corners with 'C'-scroll flanges, the body cast in shallow relief on each side with a pair of confronting stylised dragons above a band of cicada wings, the bronze with a rich brown patina highlighted with irregular bright gilt splashes, box.
Provenance: The collection of Soame Jenyns, previously sold at Christie's London, 12 July 2005, lot 47