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Description: Late Qing Dynasty Large Dragon tri-pod censer, shortened globe-shaped body is well-cast with two pairs of writhing, contesting four-clawed dragons on a ground of rolling waves, and set to either side with a pair of upright chilong-form handles, all supported on three cabriole legs comprised of an elephants head and truck making the foot, the reticulated cover in the form of a large coiled dragon amidst clouds, its head forming the knop, the base with shallow cast taotie mask and a four-character mark reading Yu tang qing wan (plaything for the Jade Hall)
Provenance: Item was brought from China in the early 1930s by an American Diplomat and remained in that family.
Dimensions: Height 24 in., 60.1 cm
Condition: Excellent overall condition with some minor issues noted - the basin above one foot has corroded through the bronze and through the bottom of the foot as seen in the pictures. Light pink spots are in fact latex paint splatters and do not constitute damage but were left for a professional restorer to deal with it.
Item Location: Newport Beach, CA (92660)
Shipping Terms & Conditions: Buyer pays shipping expenses, International shipping
Asking Price: $2,500.00
Buyers Premium: 18%
Auction started: May 11, 2018 - 09:00
Auction ends: May 25, 2018 - 09:00
Auction ID: 2435
Item category: All > Fine Antiques > Asian Antiques