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7 novembre 2020

An archaistic bronze tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

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Lot 33. An archaistic bronze tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high excluding hongmu cover; 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high overallEstimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000Price realised GBP 12,500© Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

The vessel is decorated to the bulbous sides with taotie masks set against a leiwen ground, below two curved upright handles and supported on three animal-form feet. The later wood cover is pierced with a prunus design, surmounted by a Ming dynasty jade carving of Liu Hai.

Provenance: Acquired in Rome in the late 1970s.

Christie's. Important Chinese Art. London, 3 November 2020

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