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Lot 108: PAIR OF MASSIVE 20TH C. GILT BRONZE CLOISONNE ENAMEL HERON CANDLE HOLDER
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: The Large 20th Century Chinese gilt bronze and cloisonne enamel Herons effigy candle holder are cast in model of standing herons, each having a pair of herons standing elegantly standing upon a rock-work. The taller heron faces slightly upward holding a sprays of sacred LingZhi fungus terminating a trumpet shaped container with threading pin, its tall legs extending straightly on the rock; while the next heron faces its shoulder, with one legs slightly bended. All legs generously covered with extensive gilt. The rock-work pedestal densely decorated with colorful floral against turquoise-blue enamel ground. The pair of sculptures have mirrored image. The cloisonne works have been done expertly detailing all elements including the head, ruyi, feathers, and rock-works pedestal.
Condition Report: Traced numerous tiny-holes of corrosions on enamel filling, No missing wires found on cloisonne works. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents, and trace of declined on gilt. Normal, consider ages and wear. Over all in excellent condition. Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Dimensions: Dimension: 57"H x 25"W
Medium: bronze, gold, cloisonne, enamel
Date: 20th C.