Provenance: Old English collection.
Condition: Some smaller losses. Extensive wear, traces of use and corrosion especially to lower section, one handle slightly loose, the body with one area possibly filled. Overall well-presentable condition, as expected on a bronze of this size and age. Very dark, naturally grown patina. The stand with losses and traces of use.
Weight: 8.5 kilograms
Dimensions: Width 35 cm from handle to handle
Note that the smoke from the burning incense will escape through the dragon’s and tiger’s mouths, thus creating a stunning dramatic effect.
On a carved and fitted hardwood stand. (2)
Auction result comparison: Compare with another large and related censer at Christies New York, on March 17th, 2016, in Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, lot 1439, and another related censer with a dragon on the domed cover at Sotheby’s New York, September 19th, 2015, in Asian Art, lot 727.
尺寸：寬 35 厘米（雙耳間距）