8th October 2015
A Chinese polished bronze censer basket and cover, mark of Xuande but late Qing dynasty, the oblong body cast in relief with figural and floral panels against a 'Y' diaper ground, the domed cover pierced and engraved with a maiden carrying fruit beside a crane, butterfly and pine tree, beneath a double hinged overhead handle, incised four character mark to base, length approx 16.5cm.
Hammer price: £380
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