18 juillet 2010

An Aubergine Lion Mask Handled bombé bronze form censer. 明代 Ming Dynasty, 崇禎 Chongzhen Period (1628-1644).

An Aubergine Lion Mask Handled bombé bronze form censer. 明代 Ming Dynasty, 崇禎 Chongzhen Period (1628-1644). photo Vermeer & Griggs the compressed bulbous body sits atop a splayed foot, rising to a slightly everted flat rim with opposing male lion-headed handles mounted on the shoulder covered entirely in a deep eggplant purple toned glaze. The bottom shows evidence of radial chatter marks from the potter's wheel.Height:  2" (5.1cm)  Diameter mouth:  4 5/8" (11.8cm). Condition:... [Lire la suite]

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