19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
TWO MINIATURE INLAID BRONZE ARCHAISTIC CENSERS
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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Acquired in Japan in the 1970s.
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