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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 210

    AN UNUSUAL PARCEL-GILT BRONZE DUCK-FORM CENSER AND COVER

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL PARCEL-GILT BRONZE DUCK-FORM CENSER AND COVER
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Well cast as a duck standing atop an integral pierced rockwork base, with head raised and beak open, the wings which form the cover cast with upturned feather tips, with a small cash symbol pierced below the tail feathers for the release of smoke, the gilding ending in a shaped line on the lower body and tops of the legs
    9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high, box


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