08 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty bronzes @ Freeman & Co

Rare Chinese Ming cast bronze censer cover. Wanli period. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Of three parts and of graduating cylindrical form, surmounted with cast coiled dragon finial, over Indian lotus and coiled dragon open-work base, raised on a later associated stand. Cover H: 17 in. Estimate $6,000-8,000 PROVENANCE: Washington D.C Collection surmounting dragon missing one horn, minor surface wear and dents to base consistent with age and use Rare Chinese Ming gilt bronze cup. 16-17th century. photo courtesy... [Lire la suite]