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Lot 0087
EXTRAORDINALY VERY RARE and IMPORTANT. ‎17th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Qianlong Emperor Reign Period (25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799). Very important in symbolism because set of Qianlong gilt bronze means high ranking Qing official celebrate imperial ritual ceremony on WuGongShan, in the first lunar month year, during which the emperor made offerings to heaven at the Altar. Contain of five, Pair of Candle Holders, Pair of bailizun Vase and Imperial Tripod censer.


Under rim and or under-base bears a reign mark, an embossed script characters reign mark, Made In The Years of Qianlong Reign Period of Great Qing Dyansty.
To The Left (North);
Gilt Bronze Candle holders of the Qing period. Potted tall cylinder- shaped, the candle sticks have narrow mouths and long necks. Underneath the neck, they have a round dish and a small flattened spherical belly resting on a bell-shaped foot with a foot ring, overall a gilt bronze color tone, raised supported upon a bell-shaped prominent foot. All reserved in crafts master delicately of elegantly displayed the imperial five-clawed dragons borne from turbulent cresting waves, the dragons detailed with ferocious faces and scaly bodies, revealing its tongue flicked up between sharp fangs, writhing amongst stylized clouds and flame wisps surrounded with fumes clouds, interlocking ruyi and flames. With a blazing pearl looms at the center of the moon flask beneath the dragons gaze. The foot base carved of phoenix tail surrounded the foot fillet and a six Chinese calligraphy seal mark, enclosed with gilt rectangle line.
To The Second Left (East);
Bailuzun Gilt Bronze Vase, Bailuzun was exclusively made for imperial use. It is also known as Niutouzun, it is most-commonly referred to as Bailuzun, represents the wish for a successful career in imperial court service. Sturdily potted with a bulbous lower belly, gently waisted toward prominent neck and slightly flared rim leading to wide opening, raised on a slight round footed thick base. Flanked two archaic dragon mask ears handles. Protruding from the shoulder is two dragon handles with their tongue forming the grip. Free hanging gilt-bronze rings are entrapped by the dragon beast body. Two handles flanked on the collar. The lip, the neck, and the upper neck carved wrapped in dense of floral motif, scrolling tendril, and auspicious pattern. Scrolling ruyi and geometric motif carved on the shoulder. The main body elegantly displayed the imperial five-clawed dragons borne from turbulent cresting waves, the dragons detailed with ferocious faces and scaly bodies, revealing its tongue flicked up between sharp fangs, writhing amongst stylized clouds and flame wisps surrounded with fumes clouds, interlocking ruyi and flames. With a blazing pearl looms at the center of the moon flask beneath the dragons gaze. The foot base carved of phoenix tail surrounded the foot fillet and a six Chinese calligraphy seal mark, enclosed with gilt rectangle line.
To The Center;
Gilt bronze lidded tripod censer. Large in a globular shaped body, with S-shaped handles, domed gilt lid , and ornate egg-shaped finial. The dome lid hand carved in scrolling lotus foliage, interlocking ruyi, and medallion shape auspicious pattern. The dome rim thick slight appear, carved of flying dragon to chase a flaming pearl and six Chinese calligraphy seal mark enclosed with thick rectangle gilt line. The main body elegantly displayed the imperial five-clawed dragons borne from turbulent cresting waves, the dragons detailed with ferocious faces and scaly bodies, revealing its tongue flicked up between sharp fangs, writhing amongst stylized clouds and flame wisps surrounded with fumes clouds, interlocking ruyi and flames. With a blazing pearl looms at the center of the moon flask beneath the dragons gaze. The legs and handles are adorned with similar carved of dragon. Very sturdy construction carved with Taotie mask tripod footings protrude from the bottom of the censer and curl outward at the ends to support the vessel.
To The Second Right (West);
Same with the second from left side (East) Bailuzun Gilt Bronze Vase.
To The Right (South);
Same with the Frist from left side (North) Gilt Bronze Candle holders.
All reserved with image of the five-clawed dragon can be considered the ultimate reflection of the Qianlong imperial splendor. The works displayed a unique and rare artifact, shows masterly craftsmanship.
All set conformed all required specimen to be high valued Chinese bronze wares, with finest material, the Gilt, the glaze, the carving, and the shape. Without overlap the outlines of the design, well carved, clear, subtle, and distinct. The Amazing condition with a natural gilt bronze giving this piece an unforgettable appearance.
There is a rectangular panel to each side, one inscribed with the six script characters in relief, "Made in The Years of Qianlong Reign Period The Great Qing Dynasty".

Measurements (Tallest in set): 19-3/4" H x 9-1/8" Diam.

PROVENANCE:

From the private collections of Madame Kimball, of Boston, Massachusetts; by inheritance. Records dated around 1870s, bought from F.B. TOPPAN, No. 23 West ST. Boston, MA. Importer of Rich Fancy Goods, Fine Bronzes, Choice Novelties, Japanese and Chinese Goods. The Kimball's family collections offered at this Auctions can be found on Lot 71, Lot 87, Lot 97 - 142, Lot 138 - 141 and Lot 146 - 153

Condition

Over all in EXCELLENT condition. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents. Surface traced wear and or declined to gilding. Normal, consider ages and wear.
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Dimensions

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SET OF 5 PCS QIANLONG GILT BRONZE WUGONG ATTRIBUTES

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000Jun 15, 2019