15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A SMALL GILT AND PARCEL-SILVERED-BRONZE HU AND COVER
HAN DYNASTY (220 BC-AD 220)
Of faceted pear shape, raised on a slightly flared foot and applied with a pair of mask handles suspending loose rings, with a band of pendent silver blades below the silvered rim, and with an inscription incised on one side, the cover with four scroll finials, with areas of green and ferrous encrustation
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
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Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1980s.
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