c19th chinese qing dynasty cast bronze 'dragon' censer and cover on a carved hardwood stand

C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty cast bronze 'dragon' censer and cover on a carved hardwood stand .


Price

£4,200
| $5,592 USD | €4,759 EUR


Item Ref

ML 184

Description

C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty cast bronze 'dragon' censer and cover on a carved hardwood stand .
Of archaic form , the compressed globular body well-cast with aquatic creatures against rolling waves , the sides set with a pair of upright chilong -form handles . Supported on shaped cabriole tripod legs with monster masks and paw feet. The pierced and reticulated cover formed as a large coiled dragon amid clouds or waves , the head forming the knop.
The bronze censer mounted on it's original intricately carved and pierced lobed circular hardwood presentation stand .
The base of the censer with an impressed 6-character seal-type mark .
In excellent original condition, minor rubbing to the highlights of the body . Minor dent to one edge of cover .
(*NB An identical style bronze censer without the hardwood stand , sold Sotheby's New York 19/03/2016 Asian Art Lot 1359 $43,750 USD .
A further example sold Sotheby's New York 18/03/2017 Asian Art Lot 1159 $12500 USD . )
H 19.5"
W 12"
D 11"
China c. 1860
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Internal Ref: ML 184


Dimensions

Height = 50 cm (20")
Width = 30 cm (12")
Depth = 28 cm (11")



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