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


Two Finely Cast Chinese Bronze Censors

possibly Ming dynasty, wide shallow forms, foo lion mask handles, one with stylized ruyi border, Xuande reign marks to bases, one in central decorative dragon border, largest 3 x 7-1/2 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


heavily polished surfaces, scattered surface scratches, residue buildup, areas of oxidation, scattered nicks and dents, especially at rims; smaller with small spider crack and repair to side; larger with repair to rim

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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