Large Bronze Tripod Censer, Xuande Mark, 19th Century
Supported on three short tapering feet, the heavily cast censer rendered with rounded bulging waist surmounted by a smooth overhanging rim modeled with a pair of curving handles
diameter 10" — 25.5 cm.
171.8 oz. — 5344 grams
six-character Xuande mark
surface with typical wear and mineral spots throughout, interior worn.
Chinese Works of Art from the Estate of Elizabeth Helen Livingston (née Kessler, 1928, Frankfurt, Germany). (Lots 263A to 263E). Elizabeth Helen Livingston inherited a small collection of Asian art acquired by her father and grandfather during their travels to China in the late 19th and early 20th C. Her grandfather Johann Friedrich Karl Kessler (1858-1889) and father Alexander Karl Kessler (1885-1964) were owners of Johann Philip Kessler Bank, Frankfurt. Elizabeth moved to Canada in 1950 with her husband Arthur Edwin Livingston.
Department: Asian Art