Lot 71: SILVER-INLAID BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY 21.5cm high
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
SILVER-INLAID BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
supported on three short feet, flanked by a pair of cloud handles, the bombé body inlaid in silver with a sea turtle emerging from crashing waves, the pierced cover surmounted by a seated Buddhist lion resting its left forepaw on a brocade ball, the cover and the handles inlaid in silver with wave pattern
- Good overall appearance
- There are some chips to the surface for example on the interior just below the mouth rim and to one of the bottom edge of one of the two handles; there is also a dent to the other handle
- Signs of age and use
Under the Conditions of Sale applicable to the sale of the lot, buyers must satisfy themselves as to each and every aspect of the quality of the lot, including (without limitation) its authorship, attribution, condition, provenance, authenticity, age, suitability and origin. Lots are sold on an 'as is' basis but the actual condition of the lot may not be as good as indicated by its outward appearance. In particular parts may have been replaced or renewed and lots may not be authentic or of satisfactory quality.
Any statement in relation to the lot is merely an expression of opinion of the seller or Lyon & Turnbull and should not be relied upon as an inducement to bid on the lot. Lots are available for inspection prior to the sale and you are strongly advised to examine any lot in which you are interested prior to the sale. Our condition report has not been prepared by a professional conservator, restorer or engineer.
From the collection of the late Mr & Mrs Robertson, Edinburgh.