Lot 17
Two Chinese Finely Carved Hardstone Incense Burners
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Both incense burners are cylindrical with carved reticulated covers that lift off topped with a longevity symbol, the interior is a solid cored holder for the incense, the smaller incense holder has a cover with an incised longevity symbol, the outside shell has carved dragons, the larger incense burner has a shell carved with the god of longevity and his deer among other figures.

3.5 in. (tallest)

From the personal collection of the late Israeli film actress Daliah Lavi. Blessed with beauty and bursting with talent, the multi-lingual Lavi was truly an international citizen during the 1960s when she worked alongside such luminaries as Peter O'Toole, David Niven, and Woody Allen. One of her more memorable roles was in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967). She also had a hugely successful career as a singer in Europe.

In her personal life Ms. Lavi enjoyed a 40-year marriage, her four children, and numerous grandchildren. She was a resident of Asheville, North Carolina at the time of her death.

Good estate condition; very slight nicks to rid on smaller incense burner shell.