Asian Art Auction

June 13, 2016

LOT 70
A Very Rare Gemstones Inlaid ‘Elephant’ Bronze Incense Burner, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th Century
  • A Very Rare Gemstones Inlaid ‘Elephant’ Bronze Incense Burner, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th Century
  • A Very Rare Gemstones Inlaid ‘Elephant’ Bronze Incense Burner, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th Century
  • A Very Rare Gemstones Inlaid ‘Elephant’ Bronze Incense Burner, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th Century
  • A Very Rare Gemstones Inlaid ‘Elephant’ Bronze Incense Burner, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th Century

70

A Very Rare Gemstones Inlaid ‘Elephant’ Bronze Incense Burner, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th Century

明晚期 16/17世紀 銅嵌寶石象形香燻

The heavily cast Buddhist elephant standing squarely with the head turned to the left to look backwards, back with incised saddle supporting a reticulated lotus cover
height 10.2" — 26 cm.

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $22,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A very similar mythical beast censer from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, October 8, 2014, lot 3357

For a 19th century example, see Christie’s New York, September 16, 2010, lot 1024

Provenance:

Estate of renowned American artist, Mr. Ronald K. Shepherd (1951-2015)

美籍藝術家羅納德.謝佛珍藏

Mr. Shepherd was born in Denver, Colorado, and attended high school in Cocoa, Florida. After graduating, he enrolled in Tulsa University where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He also went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. Whether collecting it or creating it, art was Mr. Shepherd’s passion. He acquired an extensive collection of fine art through auctions and travels abroad, including Chinese bronzes, rare furniture and coins. He was also an accomplished fine artist, creating works of pottery, pencil drawings and wood sculptures.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Period: Ming
Wares: Incense Burner