Chinese compressed Dehua censer censer, 17th century; gilt-bronze base, second half 19th century

Lot 38. A Chinese compressed Dehua censer; censer, 17th century; gilt-bronze base, second half 19th century; 5 7⁄8 in. (14.9 cm.) across handlesEstimate: 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's 2022

Flanked by molded lion-head handles raised on a short foot, the gilt-bronze base inscribed Escalier de Cristal. Paris. 

Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, no. AA22.

Christie'sThe Collection of Pierre Durand, New York, 27 January 2022