21 - 22 March 2013
A BRONZE PEDESTAL CENSER AND OPENWORK COVER
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - AD 220)
The deep globular bowl is encircled by a raised band bisected by a bow string, and is raised on a stem foot cast in relief on top with three lively dragons. The domed cover is cast in openwork with scrolling clouds below a bird finial standing atop a whorl motif within a ribbed border. Together with a circular dish raised on three small conical supports, and with everted rim, which is also of Han dynasty date.
8¼ in. (21 cm.) high (2)
Kinpei Takeuchi (1873-1960).
Ryuichi Sano (1889-1977), acquired in Tokyo, 1950s.
Sano Art Museum, Mishima, Japan.
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