All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1700 item #1345879 (stock #4395)
Hawkes, Asian Art
The silver gilt appliqué depicts a dancing boy beneath an umbrella formed by a giant branch taken from a peach tree. A deer holding a lingzhi in its mouth and a bat with coin tassels accompanies him. The work is very fine, as you would expect from the late Ming period. The appliqué was intended to be sewn to a costume and therefore is quite delicate and light in weight...