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Pair of Ivory Covered Censers with Pedestals

Auction:
2647B
Lot:
378
Sold for:
$7,200$6,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2647B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 23, 2013 2:00PM

Description:

Pair of Ivory Covered Censers with Pedestals, China, 19th century, each covered with finely carved and openwork floral and foliate scrolls, the four-tier jar with two openwork handles with a loose ring in each, an array of lotus lappets and a border of meander motif along the round base, the domed cover with flange to sit on the inner flange of the jar, on the cover a finial carved in the shape of a lotus flower with seedpod, with a lozenge-shaped wood stand decorated with metal inlay along the carved shapes and lines, ht. 6 3/4, lg. 8 1/2; stand ht. 1 3/4, lg. 6 1/2 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

In good condition with fine scratches from use, deterioration and discoloring of ivory from aging, dirts on some areas, natural brownish patina.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, metal inlay, Button, Chemical engineering, Flange, Jar stand, Jewellery, Mechanical engineering, Piping, Structural engineering

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