Three Chinese decorative items including:
One copper hand warmer with an incised and pierced lid depicting flowers. Trace remains of gilt decoration remain.
One early bottle form bronze vase.
One molded and carved gourd jar with cover and pierced decoration.(Bronze vase) Height: 5 in x width: 8 1/4 in x depth: 5 1/2 in. (Gourd Jar) Height: 7 1/4 in x diameter: 4 1/4 in. (Cover) Height: 2 3/4 in x diameter: 3 in.
The molded and carved gourd jar with cover and pierced decoration are in generally good condition; there is a crack starting from the lid, which is 2 1/4 inches long; there is another crack, on the other side, that measures 1 1/2 inches. The copper hand warmer has corrosion and heavy wear throughout; there are no major chips or cracks; there are two minute cracks - one below the neck and the other along the mid-part. The bronze vase has corrosion and heavy wear throughout; dust collected to the surface. Along the edge of the lid, there is a restoration that is 1 3/4 inches long. There is a minute crack to the lid. There are black spots throughout the lid, possibly black ink; along the area where the rim and the body part of the vase meet, there is a 2 1/2 inches long gap; along the underside, there is a line of cracks that is approx. 8 inches long; on the other side of the line, there is a 1 inch long restoration attempt. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any condition questions.
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