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Bronze Champleve Censer

Auction:
2872T
Lot:
1849
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
Discovery - 2872T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Bronze Champleve Censer, Japan, 19th century, square, structured in three separate parts, including a square quadripod stand, a censer with rounded bottom and waisted top decorated with flanges along edges and hanging knobs at corners, two chilong-inspired handles to the waist, and a square cover topped with a shishi standing on his hind legs with his forelegs on an openwork ball, all decorated with floral designs against a ground with trellis patterns in bas relief, with a square wood stand, four-character mark partly reading "Murata zo" on the underside, ht. 23 in.
Estimate $300-500

minor loss of enamel, metal rusting; normal wear and tear; traces of repairs to stand.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Japan, Censer, Flange, Trellis

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