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Lot 68
A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'DRAGON AND YOUNG' BRUSHREST
Ming Dynasty
28 October – 7 November 2022, 12:00 GMT
London, New Bond Street

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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'DRAGON AND YOUNG' BRUSHREST

Ming Dynasty
Elegantly cast as an archaistic chilong with arched back and bifurcated tail, the head with jaws agape and turned sharply facing her tail and younger dragon coiled around the lower half of the larger animal, all supported on four feet. 10.5cm (4 1/8in) wide.

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Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

明 部分鎏金「螭龍」筆擱

Provenance: Jan van Beers Oriental Art, London, 11 October 2003

來源:倫敦古董商 Jan van Beers Oriental Art,2003年10月11日

G.Tsang and H.Moss in Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Hong Kong, 1986, pp.178-179, no.156, note that Wen Zhenheng (1585-1645) describes some examples of bronze brushrests as 'twin chi dragons wrestling with each other...these are just for collection and appreciation, and there is no need to put them on the desk with the inkstone'. Compare a related bronze 'dragon' brushrest, dated as 15th century, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc.no.2017.131).

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