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September 17, 2014 06:00 PMCalender

Bronze Covered Censer with Dragons

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2751BLocation: BostonDate / Time: September 17, 2014 6:00PM


Bronze Covered Censer with Dragons, China, late Ming dynasty, rectangular form with flared sides and gilt rim, resting on four short bracket animal-mask feet, each side depicting numerous mythical animals amongst waves in fine low relief within a gilt border, two gilt mythical animal heads with loose rings to the narrow sides, the domed rectangular cover decorated with openwork dragons and a knob in the shape of a downturned rectangular lotus throne, with a sheng character, meaning "holy" in the gilt interior, six-character Xunade mark on base, 6 3/4 x 6 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.

Provenance: Purchased from Richard B. Faber.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

minor chips along edges, much loss of gilt to borders and rims, patina to some area.

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China, Richard B. Faber