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Lot 0270
Large Chinese Shang Dynasty forged tripod censer set on corresponding hardwood stands. Large bulbous body with horse-shoe shaped handles, domed hardwood lid and lotus bud finial. Tripod footings protrude from the bottom of the censer mating to corresponding grooves located on the hardwood stand. Archaistic patterns ensconce the midsection of the surface. The legs are adorned with taotie mask ornamentations. Beautiful Chinese censer that allures the eye, displaying an amazing level of craftsmanship. Crusted golden russet-greyish to attractive turquoise sea blue molted patina covers the vessels body.

Dimensions: 12-1/2" H x 10" Dia.
Stand: 3-3/4" H

PROVENANCE: From private collection of Louis Stephen Jarret & Witney of Oxford Shire, England, UK.


Same provenance private collection of Louis Stephen Jarret & Witney offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-255 through Lot-271.

Condition

Over all in EXCELLENT condition, with normal anomalies in nature. Molted patina, and encrusted minor corrosions; considering Normal, due to ages and wears.

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LARGE SHANG DYNASTY COVERED BRONZE CENSER

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