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


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.

Medium: Bronze

Height:  9 cm, 3.54"
Width:  15.50 cm, 6.10"
Depth:  7.50 cm, 2.95"

Condition: Antlers probably a replacement. Wear to patina.

£980

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