A large copper footwarmer Late Ming / early Qing, signed Zhang Mingqi
Lot 293
A large copper footwarmer Late Ming / early Qing, signed Zhang Mingqi
Sold for HK$ 37,500 (US$ 4,838) inc. premium
Lot Details
Various Owners
A large copper footwarmer
Late Ming / early Qing, signed Zhang Mingqi
Sturdily cast of compressed globular form rising to a short straight neck, a pair of mounted ruyi head handles flanked on the sides, all surmounted by a reticulated cover simulating basket weave forming hexagonal and triangular-shaped reticulation, the sides also with a band of 'wan' diaper ground, the base cast with a four-character seal mark.
26cm high. (2).

Footnotes

  • 晚明 / 清初 銅暖足爐 「張鳴岐」款

    Further examples of copper footwarmers cast with Zhang Mingqi marks are illustrated by Sydney L. Moss, The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, Hong Kong, 1991, no.81 and 82.
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