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Silver Inlaid Brazier

Silver Inlaid Brazier

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1341023

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Han Collection
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Very Fine and Rare Silver Inlaid Iron Brazier (a source of heating and light), the finest example, truly museum quality, hexagonal shape, likely the finest and most well-preserved example, beautifully rendered and in pristine condition. Each protuberant side is decorated with a keyfret-bordered roundel enclosing six different works of art including cranes, deers, pine tree, immortal mushroom and sea turtle in beautifully stylized flowers and waves beneath a silvery moon (symbols of longevity), idyllic scene blessed with symbolism of a long, healthy, happy and peaceful life filled with love. Each roundel is surrounded by a cell diaper pattern with a keyfret border on each side of the brazier. The decorated waisted neck supports a flat everted hexagonal rim decorated with a floral vignette and bat on a cell diaper ground and a keyfret border, all resting on a keyfret-bordered base with six bracket feet decorated with lotus flowers and scrolls. The lotus is a Buddhist symbol of purity, because it rises above the muck to the surface of the pond to show its face to the sun, symbolizing hope and redemption. W 23cm H 17.5cm