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Auction: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 1 December 2009
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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL COMMEMORATIVE GILT-BRONZE INCENSE BURNE...

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Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000
ca. US$154,782 - US$232,173
Price realised:  HK$2,420,000
ca. US$312,143
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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL COMMEMORATIVE GILT-BRONZE INCENSE BURNER AND COVER
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL COMMEMORATIVE GILT-BRONZE INCENSE BURNER AND COVER QIANLONG CAST SIX-CHARACTER MARK, CIRCA 1790 Of cylindrical form, superbly cast around the main body in standard kaishu script with a lengthy inscription composed by the Qianlong Emperor under the title, Yuzhi Bazheng Maonian Zhibao , 'Recorded by Imperial Command, A Treasure to Commemorate An Evaluated Octogenarian' and concluding with the characters, Chen Zheng Rui Jingshu , 'Respectfully written by your servant, Zheng Rui', and two seals of Zheng Rui, the domed cover pierced with a central stylised shou character encircled by a band of twelve shou characters, within keyfret borders, the reign mark cast in relief to the base 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 1 Dec 2009
Address: Christie's
1 December 2009, Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre