27 avril 2018

Monumental gilt-bronze ritual butter lamp: A rare vestige of imperial Ming China offered at Bonhams

   Lot 150. A monumental Imperial exceptionally rare cast gilt-bronze ritual butter lamp, Early Ming Dynasty, circa first half 15th century, cast Jingtai six-character mark; 102.6cm high x 102cm diameter, 335 kg. Estimate on request. Sold for £ 1,328,750 (€ 1,521,179) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON.- Bonhams will offer a monumental Imperial exceptionally rare cast gilt-bronze ritual butter lamp, early Ming dynasty, circa first half 15th century. The vessel is cast with the Imperial... [Lire la suite]