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Lot 69: UNUSUAL GILT-BRONZE ''LONGEVITY'' CENSER XUANDE MARK BUT 17TH CENTURY 14.5cm wide, 942g

Fine Asian Works of Art

by Lyon & Turnbull

November 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • UNUSUAL GILT-BRONZE ''LONGEVITY'' CENSER XUANDE MARK BUT 17TH CENTURY 14.5cm wide, 942g
  • UNUSUAL GILT-BRONZE ''LONGEVITY'' CENSER XUANDE MARK BUT 17TH CENTURY 14.5cm wide, 942g
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Description: UNUSUAL GILT-BRONZE ''LONGEVITY'' CENSER
XUANDE MARK BUT 17TH CENTURY
the globular censer cast with four lion-mask loop handles alternating with the auspicious characters wanshou wujiang (''a long life without end''), the base cast with an apocryphal Xuande reign mark within a recessed circle
14.5cm wide, 942g

Condition Report: - Good overall condition with minimal surface pitting consistent with age and use
- The censer weighs 942g, the height is 9.8cm, the diameter of the mouth is 7cm


Condition Disclaimer
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.

Notes: Note:
For a very similar bronze censer see Christie''s sale in their New York rooms on 17th-18th September 2015, sale 3767, lot 2006. Another similar censer was sold by Sungari on 20th May 2015, lot 749.

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