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Fine & Rare Ming Dynasty Chinese Bronze Shoulao

Fine & Rare Ming Dynasty Chinese Bronze Shoulao


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1700: Item # 1276443

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A rare and unusually large bronze (copper / tin alloy) sculpture of Shou Lao (also known as Shou Xing) the Chinese Daoist Star God of Longevity. This item was made in China in the 16th or early 17th Century during the late Ming dynasty. It is mounted on a later 19th or early 20th Century carved hardwood stand. This figure was originally made as the cover to a censer (incense burner) the smoke escaping through his open smiling mouth. Shoulao form censers are usually mounted on a standing deer. However the posture of this figure plus the fact that he is holding a staff suggest that this Shouxing was originally seated on a recumbant deer or was mounted on a rock form base. Provenence: This sculpture is part of a collection of bronzes which was assembled by a British architect who lived and worked in Shanghai during the early years of the 20th Century.. He left China in 1931 or 1932 and settled in North West England. We are selling this item on behalf of the Gentleman's Grand daughter. Condition: there are minor old bumps and surface wear; the tips of his right hand's little finger and index finger are missing as is the top of his 19th Century replacement wooden staff. This figure is in remarkably good condition with no significant damages or losses. For many additional pictures please view #0872 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk 38cm (15 inches) high.

明代 铜铸寿星像
如此大件,较为少见。铜像做于16世纪或17世纪早期,即明晚期。硬木底座为后加,做于19世纪末或20世纪初。
此件原本应为一件香薰的盖,烟雾从寿星微张的口中飘出。
寿星像类的香薰,一般是寿星骑鹿的设计。但是此件铜像的形态加上手持木杖的事实,说明它原本应坐在一只卧鹿上,或石头上。
来源:此间为一位英国建筑师的旧藏,他在20世纪初曾在上海工作生活过。1931年或1932年他离开中国,在英国西北部定居下来。我们是为此建筑师的孙女代售此件藏品。
品相:表面有小磕和划痕。右手食指和小指尖有缺失,手中所持拐杖为19世纪后加,拐杖顶端有缺失。除此之外,品相很好,没有大的损伤或缺失。
高38厘米。