3405
3405
A GILT-IRON CARRYING BOX AND COVER
TIBET, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 HKD
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3405
A GILT-IRON CARRYING BOX AND COVER
TIBET, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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A GILT-IRON CARRYING BOX AND COVER
TIBET, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
of circular form, with a deep rounded body rising from a short foot, the exterior set with a pair of angular handles and damascened with four roundels enclosing a stylised shou character alternating with foliate motifs, the base similarly centred with a stylised shou character surrounded by a floral scroll, the top cast with two hinges and a cover, the cover detailed with a central medallion enclosing a stylised shou character and encircled with a leafy floral scroll
29.6 cm., 11 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, March 1981.

Catalogue Note

The bowl is raised from a single sheet of metal and the surfaces are damascened with a design of shou characters set against a floral background. The box is tailor made to provide protection for a porcelain bowl now missing and the interior of the box was once softly padded. It is likely that the design on the outside of the box matched the design of the porcelain bowl it once contained.

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong