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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 214

    A SMALL GILT-BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC WATERDROPPER

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL GILT-BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC WATERDROPPER
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Cast in the form of a standing horned tortoise with upturned head and tail, the carapace formed by two cloud-shaped panels beneath the removeable stopper, the head, horns, body and stopper with extensive original gilding
    3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) long


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    Compare an inlaid tortoise-form waterdropper of similar size and form, also dated to the 17th or 18th century, illustrated by M. Goedhuis, Chinese and Japanese Bronzes: AD 1100-1900, London, 1989, no. 38.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DENYS SUTTON