June 18, 2020 01:00 PM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Chinese Bronze Qilin Form Censer

qilin standing on snake, hinged head opening to vessel interior, engraved bat and ruyi motifs, 11-1/2 in.

Note: Objects from this personal collection were acquired in Shanghai, China between the years 1862-1902. They were collected by Frederick and Margaret Haskell. Mr. Haskell was the owner of the Japan and China Trading Company. The couple retired to Lake Weir Florida in 1902, bringing these collected objects with them to the United States and they descended through the family to current day. These objects are now being offered to the public for the first time by Brunk Auctions.

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Provenance:Collected in Shanghai, China prior to 1902 by Frederick and Margaret Haskell; By descent in family to Frances Arnold; Private Collection, Newnan, Georgia


surface polished, scattered surface scratches, residue buildup, areas of oxidation, areas of discoloration, head lid slightly loose at hinge

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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