Heavily gilded bronze. Detailed pierced metal.
One side having a forward facing clasp in the form of a large horned dragon and the body with a five clawed dragon chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom amongst clouds.
The other side with a five clawed dragon chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom amongst clouds.
The backs of both halves are completely finished with a pierced metal design of vines and peony blossoms.
No damage or breaks in fretwork
Dimensions: Length: 4 ¼ inches Width: 1 ...click for details
This group consist of:,
-- an outstanding finial base of heavy pierced metal. The pierced metal is in the form of two interlocking 5-clawed dragons, which move freely. The finial base is heavily incised with gold designs.
The small jewel at button is either a uncut, polished ruby stone or a richly colored uncut, polished agate stone. It is not glass.
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-- a third rank finial of translucent blue Peking Glass with a opaque orange button on a gilded base,
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A Ming Dynasty court officials having an audience were not allowed to look directly at the emperor’s face.
These boards were held with the wide portion at the top. Officials also pasted notes at the back containing the partition being brought before the emperor so as not to forger their message in their nervousness. This practice was discontinued at the end of the Ming Dynasty. Beautiful grain and patina. Last half 17th century.
Presented in a custom acrylic stand.
Dimensions: Height— 17 ¾ in ...click for details
A stone grinding stone in the stylized form of a tortious representing The Kurma OR Tortoise , the second Avata of Vishnu.
Small hole for fitting the turning rod, the larger one for feeding in grain, or salt.
Comes with a custom stand