Chinese bronze deer joss stick holder. c.1600. Ming Dynasty.

August 28, 2019 1:57 pm Published by

A Chinese bronze joss stick holder, c. 1600. Ming Dynasty. Cast as a recumbent deer, it’s mouth partially opened, to reveal its folded tongue, presumably to hold a joss stick. The body impressed all over, with groups of three circles. Having separate silvered antlers.
Length – 15.5 cm, 6 1/8”.
Height – 9 cm, 3 1/2”.
Width – 7.5 m, 3”.
Condition – Antlers probably a replacement. Wear to patina.

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