The Marsh Collection / A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'DRAGON AND YOUNG' BRUSHREST Ming Dynasty
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Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價
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).