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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 326

    TWO MINIATURE INLAID BRONZE ARCHAISTIC CENSERS

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO MINIATURE INLAID BRONZE ARCHAISTIC CENSERS
    18TH CENTURY
    One of rounded rectangular form raised on four paw supports, the sides inlaid in gold and silver with two taotie masks and the shoulder set with a pair of elephant-head handles, the pierced domed cover in the form of a mythical beast; the other a tripod ding, the sides cast and inlaid in gold with a taotie mask flanked by fish above each leg, with a pair of bail handles
    2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) across, wood stands, Japanese wood boxes (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Japan in the 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A FAR EASTERN COLLECTION