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Small finely cast bronze incense burner, late Ming

Small Finely Cast Bronze Incense Burner, Late Ming

U882 Small finely cast bronze incense burner, late Ming
U882 Small finely cast bronze incense burner, late Ming
U882 Small finely cast bronze incense burner, late Ming
U882 Small finely cast bronze incense burner, late Ming
U882 Small finely cast bronze incense burner, late Ming
U882 Small finely cast bronze incense burner, late Ming
Ref: U882

Small cast bronze incense burner, the compressed globular body rising from a spreading shallow foot to an everted rim, the sides with two opposing lion-head handles cast in high relief, the base with an apocryphal kaishu inscription in a recessed panel translated as reading Daming Xuande wunian jiandu gongbu guanchen Wu Bangzuo zao (‘Made for the Board of Works under the Supervision of Wu Bangzuo in the Fifth Year of Xuande’). The patina of a soft variegated brown.


Dimensions:

Diameter: 6 ¼ in. (15.5 cm.) Weight: approx. 720g.


Condition:

good


Notes:

This was a popular mark during the Ming dynasty. For a related example, see Paul Moss and Gerard Hawthorn, The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork. Sydney Moss Ltd., London, 1991, cat. no. 46. See also a bronze incense burner stand with this inscription from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection.<br/>For a related example, see Paul Moss and Gerard Hawthorn, The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork. Sydney Moss Ltd., London, 1991, cat. no. 46. See also a bronze incense burner stand with this inscription from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection