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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 334

    AN UNUSUAL SMALL LACQUERED BRONZE 'SHOULAO AND DEER' INCENSE BURNER

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL SMALL LACQUERED BRONZE 'SHOULAO AND DEER' INCENSE BURNER
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The stag well cast in a recumbent position with head turned back to look at a separate figure of Shoulao which forms the cover, the Daoist immortal holding a ruyi scepter and wearing robes decorated with foliate scroll, his mouth and a small leaf-shaped aperture in his back pierced for the release of smoke, with traces of pale russet, red and black lacquer
    9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) long


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