Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty Bronze Dragon Scholars Brush Rest Holder
Antique bronze scholar's brush rest - holder in the form of a Chilong dragon, Ming Dynasty (1368–1644. AD), China.
This brush rest was cast in the form of a sinuous dragon with hand-chiseled details. It is further distinguished by a single horn and a bifurcated tail that coils and unfurls.
This brush stand is more than a functional object; it is an imaginative and auspicious sculpture designed to decorate a scholar's table. Its neck, body, and tail provide places for resting writing brushes.
The body is pierced with two holes for mounting (possibly a later addition).
Overall length: 10.5 cm (6.1 inches)
Height: 6.2 cm (2.2 inches)
Weight: 287 grams
CONDITION: In very good condition for an antique bronze that is over 400 years old, with a very nice dark patina.