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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 598

    A SMALL GILT-BRONZE ANIMAL-FORM WEIGHT

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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    A SMALL GILT-BRONZE ANIMAL-FORM WEIGHT
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Crisply cast as a recumbent, horned mythical beast with trailing flames emerging from its haunches, its body covered in finely rendered scales on either side of the pronounced backbone emerging from under tufts of curled hair along the back of the head and continuing to the short, curled tail
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long, Japanese wood box


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