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Lot 153. A gilt-splashed bronze elephant-handled censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) wideEstimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The censer is heavily cast with a pair of elephant-head handles flanking the inverted bell-shaped body decorated with a bowstring band around the mid-section, and decorated overall with gilt splashes. The recessed base is cast with a two character inscription, Gu Shi, Archaic Style.

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015