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A bronze censer with cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century.

Estimate
6 000 - 8 000 SEK
530 - 707 EUR
564 - 752 USD
Hammer price
8 000 SEK
Purchasing info
For condition report contact specialist
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
A bronze censer with cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century.

A standing mythical creature pierced cover on its back, the sides decorated with silvered details. Height 16.5 cm. Length 19 cm.

Might have had whiskers and antlers.

Provenance

From the collection of Helge von Knorring (1897-1985), thence by descent within the family. Helge von Knorring was a Finnish diplomat who had a long career within the ministry of Foreign Affairs. He first comes out as a young attaché to Japan in the late 1920’s. then comes to Shanghai as the Charge d ’Affaires 1929-1932. Then he returns as an attaché in Tokyo again. The service continues with a lot of posts around the world, he was the Chargé d’Affaires in Pretoria 1949-1952, Abassador to Beijing 1952-1953, Ambassador to Bern 1953-1956.

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