Bronze Elephant Tripod Censer & Reticulated Cover

Description: Heavily cast, the censer is decorated in relief with lotus scrolls flanked by a pair of handles in the form of caparisoned elephant heads with their trunks raised, wearing beaded jewels with stone inlays, supported on three further elephant heads, their curved trunks forming the legs. The openwork cover is pierced with lotus scrolls surrounding the finial cast as a recumbent elephant, wearing inlaid beaded jewels and draped by an embroidery, carrying a treasure vase on its back.

Age: 17th/18th c.

Size: Approx 37 cm tall.

Price: £9500

Condition: Good

Note! You can see many sold similar censors of this type on both the Christie’s and Sotheby’s websites.