Lot 70
  • 70

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE BRAZIER HAN DYNASTY

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
Sold
11,875 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • 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

Provenance

Acquired in the 1970s or 80s and thence by descent.

Literature

Jessica Rawson, The Bella and P.P. Chiu Collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1988, no. 39.
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