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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 231

3 Chinese Metal Objects - Handwarmers & Waterpipe

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Group of three Chinese metal objects including; one round copper handwarmer, one bronze rectangular handwarmer, and one green-glazed water pipe. The pipe is marked along the interior of the lid; the round handwarmer marked along the underside.
Height ranges from 2 3/4 in to 11 1/2 in; width ranges from 3 in to 5 1/4 in; depth ranges from 1 1/4 in to 4 in.


Round handwarmer: there is oxidation throughout, the handle is broken, there is evidence of previous repair. There are several breaks to the lid along the edge. There is a break along the rim. Wear throughout consistent with heavy use.
Rectangle handwarmer: oxidation and discoloration to the metal throughout. The handle is firmly attached and moves well. There is a hole along the underside. Some accretions throughout, especially to the lid. There are a few small dents to the pierced decoration of the lid.
Waterpipe: all components are present and accounted for. The lid opens and closes smoothly. There are some small spots of discoloration throughout. There is a small crack along the neck. The tweezers are bent. Some accretions and scratches throughout, consistent with age and use. Some small dents to the inserted pieces.

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