Lot 198 (ASIAN ART, 19th May 2015)

An unusual bronze Incense Burner and Cover

An unusual bronze Incense Burner and Cover,
possibly 18th century, the onion body with double cloud border, the domed cover with pierced chilong below lotus gadroons and surmounted by a dragon knop, depatinated, four character seal mark of Qianlong,
26cm, wood stand (3)

There are minute traces of gilding remaining in places on the piercing and on the body. A reign mark enclosed by two dragons and seems to be associated with the late 18th century.

清十八世纪(可能) 铜铸龙钮盖香炉 连底座 《乾隆年制》篆书模款

Sold for £20,000

Condition report
Depatinated, splits to wood base.
Weight 7.2kg, approximately.
English private collection.
Height without base and cover: 14.1cm.
Height with base and cover: 36cm.
Diameter of the rim: 19.5cm.
Diameter of the censer body: 31cm.


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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: ASIAN ART, 19th May 2015

15 May 2015 9.00am - 5.00pm 17 May 2015 10.00am - 1.00pm 18 May 2015 9.00am - 5.00pm 19 May 2015 from 9.00am

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