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23 May 2019

Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Lot 272

A Chinese bronze bombe censer and stand

Estimate £8000 - £12000 + fees

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.


17-18世纪 宣德年制四字篆书款大蚰龙耳炉(带座)




拍品来源:英国私人家族收藏,该炉的第一任主人为H.G. Lowder,其曾于民国初年于中国海关署供职,之后一直传承至今





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