Tue, 1st Jun 2021 12:00

Asian Art I

 
  Lot 190
 

A GOLD-SPLASH BRONZE 'PHOENIX' INCENSE BURNER.

A GOLD-SPLASH BRONZE 'PHOENIX' INCENSE BURNER.

The bombé-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck decorated with irregular gilt splashes and cast with two handles in form of mythical birds with small crests to the top of the heads and detailed plumage, a six character Zhengde mark to the base, contained in a box, 16.5cm across, 1.6kg.

銅灑金雙鳳耳圈足爐,陽文「大明正德年製」篆書款

For a comparable example please see Bronzes de la Chine Imperiale des Song aux Qing, 2013, p.127, no 74.

Estimated at £10,000 - £15,000


 

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