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New Year Special Auction Event Day 1

Fri, Jan 19, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 289

(4) CHINESE CARVED GREEN HARDSTONE COVERED CENSERS

Estimate: $150 - $350

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

(lot of 4) Chinese carved green hardstone covered censers, each with dual handles, interlocked ring design, and rising on wood base, including: (2) with foo dog finial, raised on tripod feet (1) with carved dragon finial and handles, dragon heads issuing tripod feet (1) with open-work carved lid, phoenix handles, on four scrolled feet; tallest: approx 10.75"h, 7.5"w, 3 7/8"d (inclusive of base); smallest: approx 6.25"h, 5 7/8"w, 4"d (inclusive of base); 10.7lbs total **Provenance: From the estate of Leslie and Angelyn Smith, Austin, Texas** **PLEASE NOTE: All of the hardstone figures in this auction are inherently fragile. Most are likely to have small chips, and imperfections. Please assume that they are not in perfect condition and bid accordingly. Per our terms, there will be no refunds based on condition.** Start Price: $100.00

Condition

1.2.24: In my opinion regarding LOT 289: I note that all censers presently intact and sit comfortably in the accompanying stands, there are inherent natural inclusions throughout the stone, the tallest censer with the openwork lid exhibits a minute hairline to the lid rim and several minor chips to the censer rim, and another has light typical wear to the interlocked ring element around the lid, as well as a minute hairline to one of the dragon details at the handle, all would benefit from a light, gentle cleaning<br><br>Detailed condition reports are not included in this catalog. For additional information, including condition reports, please utilize the ASK A QUESTION tab found in each lot. All lots are sold as is and where is. No statement regarding the age, condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalog or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. All sales are final, Austin Auction Gallery does not give refunds. Austin Auction Gallery does not perform any shipping or packing services. We do have a list of suggested shippers who gladly provide quotes prior to your bidding. Please visit our webpage for a list of recommended shippers.

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