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Lot 13


gold coloured metal, probably early Ming, with a chained cover and a simple loop handle, the cover, neck and shoulders chased with five clawed dragons amidst cloudscrolls, on a patinated ground, the lid with a lobed finial inset with a red stone within a beaded border, the globular body engraved with scaly dragons amidst cloud scrolls within chased rui borders, the upper register with flowerheads centred by semi-precious cabochon stones and the lower register with stylised lotus on a patinated ground,

Duke’s reserve the right to request a 5% deposit of the hammer price to be paid within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
Condition Report: click here
Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

the underside of the base with an extensive inscription and an old collector's label "Luisa Feltrinelli Doria no. 152", 22cm high

Provenance: According to a label on the base previously in the collection of Luisa Feltrinelli Doria No.152
An English private collection.
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner, and thence by descent

In good country house condition with some wear to the gilding and minor damage consistent with age. No apparent significant repairs or damage. The inscription on the base is partially obscured by some discolouration to the metal.

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