AN ARCHAIC BRONZE BRAZIER HAN DYNASTY
6,000 - 8,000 USD
bidding is closed
- Length 10 1/4 in., 26 cm
the openwork sides of oval section case with the animals of the four cardinal directions, the longer sides with the dragon of the east and the tiger of the west, the shorter sides with the bird of the south and the the tortoise of the north, the rectangular base with stepped bevelled edges supported on four small crouching human figures, the curved handle with flattened terminal
Acquired in the 1970s or 80s and thence by descent.
Jessica Rawson, The Bella and P.P. Chiu Collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1988, no. 39.