3355
3355
A SMALL BRONZE 'TWINS' PAPERWEIGHT
LATE MING DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3355
A SMALL BRONZE 'TWINS' PAPERWEIGHT
LATE MING DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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A SMALL BRONZE 'TWINS' PAPERWEIGHT
LATE MING DYNASTY
cast as a set of twins aligned in a mutually inverted fashion, each adorned with a band around the torso incised with archaistic motifs, depicted playfully holding head with both hands and kicking the left foot in midair, the figures connected at the upper and lower torso, the conjoiners incised with archaistic motifs, the bronze patinated to a greenish-brown colour 
5.7 cm., 2 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

This skilfully modelled set of twins has been cleverly designed to give the impression of being four boys. It could have been multifunctional, acting not only as a sculpture but also as a paperweight and brushrest.  For a similar example, See The Chinese Scholar's Studio: Artistic Life in the Late Ming Period, New York, 1987, cat.no. 66.

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong