18th century Chinese bronze sculpture of a running boy holding a Precious Gem in his raised hand. Unusual image, wonderful casting and detailing - see his smiling face and knots of his robe. Excellent warm patina, 200 years worth of compressed dust on the surface, pleasantly heavy. Fixed to a newer beautifully carved hardwood stand. Very nice object for scholarís desk. Height with stand 3 5/16 inches (84 mm).
Rather unusual late Tang Dynasty (9th century AD) Chinese bronze small votive sculpture of one of the Buddhist guardians / Heavenly Generals. Great dynamic posture, obvious old losses, but the spirit of the sculpture is still there. Wonderful casting with beautiful worn face, graceful rhythm to the folds of his clothing, traces of gilding on the surface. The piece must have been used on a household altar, excellent patina from incense and centuries of handling. Freely hanging on a wire support o ...click for details