23 May 2019
A Chinese bronze bombe censer and stand
Sold Price £55000
A Chinese bronze bombe censer and stand, Qing Dynasty, 17-18th Century, the heavily cast censer with a pair of prominent loop handles below the flat rim, the base cast with a Xuande four-character mark within a rectangle; the circular bronze stand raised on five 'ruyi' head supports, with brown patina with traces of red lacquer or patination, the censer 29.3cm wide, overall weight 8,263g, the censer 5,267g and the stand 2,996g (2)
By family descent to the current owner from H.G. Lowder, who worked for the Chinese Customs Service in the 1920s.
Compare with a similar bombe censer sold Christies, New York, 15 September 2011, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 1158.