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Lot 189: A pair of Japanese bronze and partially gilt covered censers, late 19th century (6)

Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

by Sotheby's Australia

October 25, 2016

Woollahra, Australia

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  • A pair of Japanese bronze and partially gilt covered censers, late 19th century (6)
  • A pair of Japanese bronze and partially gilt covered censers, late 19th century (6)
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Description: A pair of Japanese bronze and partially gilt covered censers, late 19th century
each in three sections, cast in high relief, the base encircled with a dragon above shells tossed among waves, supporting the vase springing from a compressed globular section with turtles swimming among waves, the steeply rounded sides decorated with seven cranes in flight among scrolling clouds below the galleried key-fret rim, the cover pierced with a frieze of phoenix and clouds surmounted by an eagle with wings outstretched perched on rockwork gazing down at a snake coiled beneath, the relief decoration highlighted in gilding, marked Dai Nippon Yoshida zo, Kyoto
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80 cm high

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