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China Qing zitan hand rest Qianlong

China Qing zitan hand rest Qianlong


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Directory: Fine Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1104735
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a large man with large hands. Since it was carved in Beijing and used by a large painter, we suspect its User might well have been the Qianlong emperor himself. It was fit for a king in any case. When the painter was tired he simply put his hand on the rest to – rest. We have never seen another one