Provenance: Lowenthal Collection, nr. 150. Paper label to base. Hans Lowenthal was born in Frankfurt, Germany. His father Julius invented the first semi-automatic lighter in history in 1928 and named it Colibri. In 1953, Hans joined Colibri and was its Managing Director for 25 years. He enjoyed creating ingenuous products, among them the ‘Golden Gun’ of notorious hitman Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. Hence his passion for antique multi-functionality objects such as the present lot.
Condition: Fine natural patina with old wear, traces of use and minor nicks and dents here and there. Overall excellent condition.
Weight: 288.9 grams
Dimensions: Length from spout to handle 10.5 cm
中國，十七世紀。 水滴器壁極薄，一條蜿蜒螭龍栖覆其上，拱起処成爲手 柄，兩眼關注著微小的出水口，非常生動。
來源：Lowenthal 收藏, 收藏編號 150，底部有紙標簽。Hans Lowenthal 生於德國法蘭克福，其父親Julius 1928年發明了第一臺半自動打火機，取 名爲科勒比，並擔任了25年經理。他對古董的多功能性充滿了熱情。