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A Chinese Bamboo Wrist Rest - Kwanyin on Shi Shi

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A Chinese Bamboo Wrist Rest - Kwanyin on Shi Shi
A very finely carved bamboo wrist rest as used in the scholar's studio to protect the item he is painting from having the ink smear. The design on this piece is a fascinating picture of Kwanyin riding on the back of a fierce fire breathing animal - possibly a shi shi (although they are usually shown as more benign). The design is all hand carved.

The wrist rest measured 9 3/4" long by 3 3/4" wide and is 7/8" high at the tallest point of the curved top. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. We date it to the late Qing dynasty, circa 1850s-1890s.

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