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Bronze Karen Drum

Auction:
2992B
Lot:
8
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2992B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 18, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Bronze Karen Drum, Burma or Laos, 19th century, Heger type III form with a protruding tympanum and a concave cylindrical base, the tympanum decorated with a central twelve-point star surrounded by concentric bands and four sets of three stacked molded frogs, the base with three molded elephants and snails, two sets of handles, all impressed with sunburst, diamond, and other geometric motifs, ht. 19 3/4, dia. 26 1/4 in.

Provenance: The estate of Archibald Colin Hamilton Smith (1883-1950) to the family of the present owner.
Estimate $800-1,000

a crevice to to bottom, bronze diseases with minor encrustations, some patinas particularly to the interior.


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

Archibald Colin Hamilton Smith, Base, Frog, Tympanum, Laos, Myanmar

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