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Two Hardstone Censers

Auction:
2906T
Lot:
1728
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
Discovery - 2906T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 31, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Two Hardstone Censers, China, 20th century, one in the form of an archaic vessel with incised taotie masks and openwork chilong mask and ring handles, the cover with a coiled dragon, pale green stone, on a carved wood stand, overall ht. 6 1/2; and one bulbous body with tripod feet and carved lion mask and ring handles, the lid decorated with ring handles and a mythical lion finial, with a carved wood stand, ht. without stand 6 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

Part of dragon horn broken and missing.


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, Censer, Chi, Chinese mythology, Finial, Mask, Openwork, Ring

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