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Lot 8. An ancient bronze footed brazier, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 10in (25.4cm) diam. Sold for US$7,012.50 (Estimate US$1,500 - 2,000)© Bonhams 2001-2023

The shallow circular basin with flared flat rim supported by four feline clawed feet each emerging from a horned beast mask riveted to the sides, the bronze tarnished and covered with green malachite encrustations.

Note: Compare the closely related braziers depicted on murals of Liao dynasty tombs in Xiabai village, Xuanhua district, Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, illustrated in Xuanhua Liao mu bihua (Tomb Murals of Liao Dynasty in Xuanhua), Beijing, 2001, nos. 68, 77 and 81.

Bonhams. J. J. Lally & Co. Fine Chinese Works of Art, New York, March 20, 2023