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Cylindrical Box

Auction:
2335
Lot:
193
Sold for:
$1,645$1,400

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2335
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 21, 2006 11:00AM

Description:

Cylindrical Box, China, Eastern Han period, 2nd century B.C., wooden body decorated in red and black lacquer with a pattern of birds and mythical animals in swirling cloud patterns, geometric borders, mounts of bronze with Tao Tieh masks, extensive thirty-four-character inscription on the base in red lacquer, ht. 7 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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China, Tao Tieh, British Columbia, Chinese art, Chinese ceramics, Han Dynasty, Japanese art, Lacquer

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