Late Ming dynasty Cast on four stumped cylindrical foot, the compressed body of square form rising to a short neck, surmounted on the top by a pierced cover. 10.5cm wide. (2).
For a similar hand warmer but with pierced hexagonal-star cover, with Zhang Mingqi seal mark, formerly in the collection of Dr. Ip Yee, see The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, Sydney L. Moss Ltd., Hong Kong, 1991, no.83.