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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)Provenance: By family descent to the current owner from H.G. Lowder, who worked for the Chinese Customs Service in the 1920’s.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)炉身重量:5267g底座重量:2996g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

Condition

the bombe censer has an old dent to the body otherwise in good condition other than typical wear to patina and lacquer

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A Chinese bronze bombe censer and stand

Estimate £8,000 - £12,000May 23, 2019