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November Day 2: Dwell in Beauty

Thu, Nov 17, 2022 11:00AM EST
Lot 256

3 Ancient Chinese Bronze Objects

Estimate: $400 - $800

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
Two ancient Chinese metal items including a bronze scale weight, possibly a scale weight, and a bronze decorative pushou in the form of a horse with a custom Lucite stand. Also included is a gilt bronze arrowhead whistle, likely for an imperial rain ritual ceremony.
Height ranges from 1 3/4 in to 3 1/2 in; width ranges from 1 1/4 in to 2 1/4 in; depth ranges from 3/4 in to 1 3/4 in.


The bronze scale weight and the bronze decorative pushou are in generally good condition with no major losses, cracks, or dents. The scale weight has a residue that goes through itself from the top part to the foot; along the other side, there is an area that shows a distinctively different color from the rest, possibly a restoration attempt. The pushou has a minute crack along the neck; there is oxidation throughout. The gilt bronze arrowhead whistle has a major loss to the body as shown in the lot listing; there is a loss to the gilt and there is oxidation visible. All items have heavy wear throughout, as expected from age. None of them show a clear sign of restoration under UV light.

Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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