Provenance: From a private collector in Prague, Czech Republic.
Condition: Good condition with minor wear and casting flaws, some small dents and miniscule losses.
Weight: 2,851 g
Dimensions: Height 30.5 cm, Length 23.5 cm
The rim of the censer is executed in copper repoussé with finely incised scroll motifs and inlaid with turquoise and coral cabochons. The ends are cast with lion masks suspending loose ring handles, below upright handles that rise from the rim. The openwork copper repoussé cover is decorated similarly to the censer – with a ‘Chinese’ side showing a dharmachakra flanked by a caparisoned elephant and horse, and a ‘Buddhist’ side showing three deities – and centered by a flame-form mandorla with two original small hanging bells to either side.
Auction result comparison: Compare with a pair of nearly identical censers and covers sold by Christie’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 19-20 September 2013, lot 1530, for USD $15,000 incl. buyer’s premium.
尺寸：重量30.5 厘米，長23.5 厘米
拍賣成果比較：一對銅鎏金雙龍戲珠紋方鼎式蓋爐2013年9月19-20日于紐約佳士得《中國陶瓷和工藝品》拍號1530，成交價USD $15,000 含買家佣金。