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Gilt-bronze Censer, China, late Ming dynasty, gui-shape, with dragon head handles, decorated with a frieze of mythical animals between archaic animal and foliate scroll bands around mouth and foot, six-character Hu Wenming mark in a gilt rectangular cartouche on base, ht. 3 1/2, rim dia. 5 1/8 in.
Literature: Michael Goedhuis, Chinese and Japanese Bronzes A.D. 1100-1900, exh. cat., London: Michael Goedhuis Colnaghi Oriental, 1989, pl. 60.
overall gilt loss, surface scratches particularly to base. Weight: approx. 3 lb.
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