Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty Bronze Dragon Scholars Brush Rest Holder

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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).

 

MEASUREMENTS

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.

Item Details

Reference #:
C435
Quantity
1
Category
Asian
SubCategory
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
Ming Dynasty
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material