Asian Art Auction

December 05, 2011

LOT 275
Rare Bronze Ritual Censer Cover, Fu, Qianlong Mark, 18th Century
  • Rare Bronze Ritual Censer Cover, Fu, Qianlong Mark, 18th Century
  • Rare Bronze Ritual Censer Cover, Fu, Qianlong Mark, 18th Century

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Rare Bronze Ritual Censer Cover, Fu, Qianlong Mark, 18th Century

With superb relief casting of wave designs on the cover flanges and relief of archaistic facing dragons creating taotie masks on the sides and small rounded handles
3.5" x 10.4" x 8.3" — 9 x 26.5 x 21 cm.
interior cast with six-character Qianlong mark

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $2,400

About artist/note:

Compare with its porcelain version in Christies South Kensington, May 13 2011, Lot 1224. Although the porcelain versions in the ritual colours are fairly common, bronze versions of this vessel are rarely seen outside of museum collections.

Provenance:

Lots 270 to 280: A Private Toronto Collection of Chinese Bronzes

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art