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Lot 0055
Antique Large Chinese Shang Dynasty bronze censer with wooded lid and stand. Cast unto a baluster shape form, bulbous belly gently raised the waisted prominent neck toward wide gallery opening, raised upon a concaved foot base. With four flanges everted on the domed lid and body, terminating above the foot, dividing the vessel unto four symmetrical panels. The exterior with variegate archaic auspicious patterns simulating taotie masks of the seeing eyes in reliefs. The hardwood domed lid carved in reliefs with comforting design, crowned with a faceted finial. The vessel with an overall mottled milky-green patina and some encrustation. The interior showing inscriptions on the interior cavetto. The bronze vessel gorgeously displayed upon a carved wooden circle stand. Shang Dynasty.

Measurements: Lid Height: 5 1/2" Width: 12 1/2"
Center Height: 14 1/4" Width: 13 1/2"
Stand Height:3 1/8" Width: 11 7/8"

PROVENANCE: Dan Peters of McDonough, GA; a private collectors. ; a private collectors.

The collections of Mr. Dan Peters presented and offered up to auctions on Lot-55, Lot-59, and Lot-63.


Over all in EXCELLENT condition. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents; Normal, consider ages and wear.

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Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Dec 15, 2018