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C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty Cast Bronze 'dragon' Censer And Cover On A Carved Hardwood Stand .


£4,200 | $5,592 USD | €4,759 EUR
Item Number: SA542400
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 88 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty cast bronze 'dragon' censer and cover on a carved hardwood stand .
Of archaic form , the compressed globular body well-cast with aquatic creatures against rolling waves , the sides set with a pair of upright chilong -form handles . Supported on shaped cabriole tripod legs with monster masks and paw feet. The pierced and reticulated cover formed as a large coiled dragon amid clouds or waves , the head forming the knop.
The bronze censer mounted on it's original intricately carved and pierced lobed circular hardwood presentation stand .
The base of the censer with an impressed 6-character seal-type mark .
In excellent original condition, minor rubbing to the highlights of the body . Minor dent to one edge of cover .
(*NB An identical style bronze censer without the hardwood stand , sold Sotheby's New York 19/03/2016 Asian Art Lot 1359 $43,750 USD .
A further example sold Sotheby's New York 18/03/2017 Asian Art Lot 1159 $12500 USD . )
H 19.5"
W 12"
D 11"
China c. 1860
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Internal Ref: ML 184


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 50 cm (19.7")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 28 cm (11.0")

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