Mid Ming dynasty Fantastically cast standing above four leaf lappet feet extending to a quatrelobed platform, the avian creature perched on its left foot with the right raised, its body flanked by a pair of wings with lustrious feathers, the head raised high with head turned right and beak wide opened. 33.7cm high. (2).
Compare an earlier Song dynasty bronze incense burner in the form of a goose excavated from tombs, acquired in 1876 by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, see Rose Kerr, Later Chinese Bronzes, Singapore, 1990, p.82, pl.62.
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