Dealers in Chinese Antique porcelain and works of art, from the Ming period ( 1368 - 1644 ) and Ching periods ( 1644 - 1912 ).

Gilt Bronze Censer and Cover, 17th Century.

 

A fine 17th century bronze and gilt metal and lobbed shaped based Koro and pierced cover. The stippled gilt panels embossed with foliage and mythological beasts, with two grotesque masked ringed handles  to the sides, the pierced floral decorated cover surmounted by a dog of fo finial.

Height 8.5 cm

Condition: slight wear to gilding commensurate with age.

£18 000

A similarly decorated octagonal squat censer, sold Christies Paris 7th December 2007, lot 295.

Another similarly decorated octagonal footed censer sold Bonhams San Francisco, 28th June 2016, lot 8160.

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