03-18-2017 03-18-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2992B Boston
March 18, 2017 11:00AMCalender

Bronze Covered Censer

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2992B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 18, 2017 11:00AM


Bronze Covered Censer, China, compressed rounded rectangular form resting on four elephant legs, with two fenghuang handles at the sides, the sides decorated with scenes of an official receiving visitors, the cover with a pair of dragons amidst openwork ruyi-head clouds, on a carved wood stand, censer 9 3/4 x 7 x 4 1/4 in.

Provenance: The estate of Ernest Helides.
Estimate $300-500

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Ernest Helides, Cannabis and religion, Censer, Chinese art, Chinese culture, Chinese mythology, Culture, Fenghuang, Mythology, Religion, Ruyi, China