Later Chinese Metalwork

 

 Gilt bronze goose-form container cast in two sections; 13th/14th century; Yuan/early Ming dynasty; 12 inches (30.5 cm) high.

 

A gilt bronze standing figure of the Infant Buddha; 15th/16th century; Ming dynasty; China 9 inches (22.9 cm) high. Provenance: acquired in Tokyo, Japan.

 

A gilt bronze 'jue' ( ritual wine vessel ) supported by three elegantly curved legs; splashed gilt bronze; Ming dynasty (1368-1644); China. 9 inches (22.9 cm) high. Note: an identical piece was published in Arts from the Scholar's Studio-The Oriental Society of Hong Kong, 1986; catalogue no. 161, pg. 184-185.

 

A pair of inlaid gilt and lacquered iron decorative tassels (probably used as decorations for horses) with fretkey bands and endless knot pattern; 18th century; Sino-Tibetan. 4 inches (10.2 cm) high.

 

Export silver filigree and enamel dresser mirror designed as a cheval glass with four dragon carp-form feet bearing the structure of floral and foliate silver and silver filigree members faced with enamelled applications of phoenixes, butterflies, pomegranates and other auspicious emblems; marked "Da xing wen nging"; 19th century; China. 13.5 inches (34.3 cm) high; 8 inches (20.3 cm) wide.

 

 

 

A set of silver tropical fruits comprise a mango, a pomegranate, a mangosteen, a custard apple, bunches of longan, crab-apple and star fruits; Chinese export for Southeast Asia Markets; stamped maker mark of DAC; 19th century; China.

 

Last updated 06/09/2003 Zhou Yi