Lot 146
A Chinese Bronze Double Mandarin Duck Censer
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Ming dynasty (1368-1644), finely cast in the form of two Mandarin ducks, side by side, one forward facing and the other with its neck turned towards the back, raised on a naturalistic base with grapes and fauna, covers on the back of each duck, Mandarin ducks are an auspicious symbol of marital fidelity and longevity in Chinese culture.

7.5 x 5 x 8.75 in.

Sotheby's New York, March 18, 2017, Lot 1148

Rubbing and wear to surface with some losses noticeably on faces of ducks, their feathers, and the censer covers.

$2,000 - 4,000