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March 19, 2016 11:00AMCalender

Pair of Bronze Duck-shaped Covered Censors

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2885B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 19, 2016 11:00AM


Pair of Bronze Duck-shaped Covered Censors, China, possibly Ming dynasty, each duck standing on a stylized rockwork stand with one leg raised and mouth open, an openwork coin design to tail, incised details to feathers, white metal casting material in base, ht. 7 1/2 in.

Provenance: From the descendants of Dudley L. Pickman (1779-1846), and Charles G. Loring (1828-1902) of Massachusetts.
Estimate $1,000-1,200

surface dirt, some rusting, white casting material on base brittle and cracking.

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Charles G. Loring, Dudley L. Pickman, Duck, Metalworking, Ming dynasty, Openwork, Woodworking, China