Large Bronze Tripod Censer, 16th/17th Century
Of large proportion, the squat body flanked by a pair of curving handles and supported on three cabriolet legs with monster-head masks cast to the top
diameter 13.8" — 35 cm.
one leg restored, overall wear throughout
Acquired in Peking circa 1900 by John Henry Hinton, the Shanghai managing director for the British piano manufacturer Samuel Moutrie, while he worked in China between 1894 and 1914. After leaving China with his wife and four children, Mr. Hinton and his family traveled back to England before moving to New York and San Francisco, and finally settling in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in 1920.