This offering is for an antique Chinese bronze four-sided incense burner, featuring a large foo lion on the lid with a pierced-type ball under its right foot. The burner is supported on four legs that protrude out of the mouths of mythological animal heads on the bottom corners. The archaic style includes T’ao-T’ieh mask designs on the body. The lid on this well-worn incense burner has pieces of metal trim missing from the edges of the left and back corners where they were broken off many yea ...click for details
This listing is for a rare Iron Hu Vase (wine vessel), with a dark patina, and decorated with inlaid silver. The shape of the vessel is in the style of the Chinese Warring States Period. The lip of the base has a Greek Key design with inlaid silver, followed by a band of flowers around the throat. There are stylized “mythological animal head” handles on each side with gilt eyes, and large metal loops. The vase is also decorated with a wide band of three “T’ou-T’ieh” mask panels divided by no ...click for details
Chinese white brass hand warmer with a decorative pierced top featuring a floral design. The hand warmer has a swivel handle and is in very good condition, with some dark spots,and surface scratches on bottom. Measures 3-1/2”H x 5”W x 3-7/16”D, weighs 15 oz. Circa early 20th century.