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Katalognummer: CA0420-017
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER WITH HARDWOOD COVER AND BASE, 17TH CENTURY
China, late Ming to early Qing dynasty. The rounded rectangular body raised on four feet, with a short neck and a flat everted rim with two upright loop handles.

Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
Condition: Extensive traces of wear and use, small nicks around the mouth, some surface scratches. Old wear, fine patina and minor age cracks to hardwood base and cover.

Weight: 3,528 g (the complete ensemble)
Dimensions: Height 28.3 cm (the complete ensemble) and width 17.5 cm (the censer)

With a hardwood cover, showing ruyi-shaped piercings and a green jade ‘qilin’ finial, and a matching wood base, all possibly of the period. Note the strong incense smell and dark discoloration on the interior of the cover, indicating extensive use of this piece as a censer over centuries!

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related but slightly larger censer, showing similar hardwood fittings, sold at Christie’s Paris in Art d’Asie on 19 December 2012, lot 81, for EUR €39,400.

灑金銅雙耳薰爐,硬木爐蓋與底座,十七世紀
中國,明末清初。鼓腹,四腿,短頸,高雙耳。木蓋上鏤空雕成如意形。

來源:Georg Weifert (1850-1937)收藏,同一家族保存至今 。Weifert曾爲塞爾維亞中央銀行大班以及塞爾維亞、克羅地亞與斯洛文尼亞聯邦銀行大班。
品相:廣汎磨損和使用痕跡,唇沿周圍有小刻痕,一些表面劃痕。包漿細膩,硬木底座和蓋上有輕微年代裂紋。

重量:縂3,528 克
尺寸:縂高28.3 厘米,爐款17.5 厘米

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 3.000
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 1.500

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