Lot 44. A gilt-bronze parasol top, China or Korea, 2nd century BC. Height 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 2,500 USD. © Sotheby's.
slim hollowed tube, with a circular button-like top and a hook attached to its side, cast on top with a bear motif in high relief, Japanese wood box (4).
Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013