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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 234

Group of 2 Large Chinese Metal Handwarmers

Estimate: $200 - $400

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$5,000 $500
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$100,000 $10,000
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A group of two Chinese metal handwarmers or footwarmers. One copper warmer of rectangular form with a pierced lid and two handles. The lid is etched and carved with floral motifs. One bronze warmer of rounded form with a pierced lid and a single handle. The lid is etched with five round cartouches.
Round; height: 4 1/2 in x diameter: 8 1/2 in. Square; height: 4 1/2 in x width: 7 1/4 in x depth: 5 1/2 in.


The rectangular hand warmer has heavy wear and scratches throughout which is consistent with use. There are only a few small dents throughout the body. Wear along the shoulders where the handles rest. There is tarnishing throughout, consistent with age. The handles move smoothly and do not stick. The lid sits well on the body and can be removed easily.
The round hand warmer has heavy wear, tarnishing and scratches throughout, consistent with heavy use. There are accretions throughout, most notably a dark amber colored substance along the footrim. The handle moves smoothly. The lid sits well on the body and can be removed easily.

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