Lot 14

3 Silver Chinese Export Tripod Censers

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Group of three wonderful Chinese silver export censers. The censer along the center features a baluster form supported on three claw-and-ball feet topped by beast heads; the body is decorated with Chinese characters with foliage and pierced floral decorations along the top. The shaped handles formed as prunus branches and the detachable cover with bird finial. The censers along the left and right both feature splayed, beast head legs and very ornate decorations to the bodies.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August.

Height ranges from 6 1/4 in to 9 3/4 in; width ranges from 5 in to 8 1/4 in; depth ranges from 4 in to 5 1/4 in. Gross weight of silver: 1,170 grams.


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