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Pair of Parcel-gilt Bronze Phoenixes

Auction:
2843B
Lot:
231
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2843B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Parcel-gilt Bronze Phoenixes, Japan, Muroe Kichibe (1841-1903), each depicted standing on a four-legged turtle with a long tail, elaborately carved with gilt and chased details, a fifteen-character mark engraved on the base reading "Dai Nihon Etchu-ju [present Toyoma-ken] Eihodo Muroe Kichibe jo," ht. to 34 1/2 in.

Note: For a similar example, see the Linbou Kiryu Okimono in the collection of Takaokashi Bijitsukan (Takaoka City Art Museum).
Estimate $8,000-10,000

in good condition with minor gilt loss and surface dirt.


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

Japan, Chūbu region, Etchū Province, Gilding, Gold, Hokuriku region, Linear B, Metal plating, Ormolu

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