10 mars 2011

A massive Vietnamese silver and copper-inlaid bronze censer, cover and stand. 20th century.

A massive Vietnamese silver and copper-inlaid bronze censer, cover and stand. 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Of rectangular section, supported on four cabriole legs surmounted by mythical beast masks joined by lion mask aprons, the decoration all inlaid in silver, each side cast with a raised panel depicting scenes from folklore, the corners with stylized tho (longecity) characters, the sides fitted with seperately-cast scrolling cloud-form handles, one side inlaid with characters reading Bao Dai ngu nien (fifth... [Lire la suite]
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