A bronze hand warmer and cover, signed Zhang Mingqi, 17th century | 十七世紀 銅透空錦紋蓋手爐 《張鳴岐製》款
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A bronze hand warmer and cover, signed Zhang Mingqi
十七世紀 銅透空錦紋蓋手爐 《張鳴岐製》款
of squarish cushion form, set with a conforming swing handle and surmounted by a cover pierced with a floret-and-cloud diaper, the flat base incised with a four-character mark reading Zhang Mingqi zhi within a square, the bronze patinated to a warm honey-brown tone (2)
Width 4¼ in., 10.8 cm
In overall good condition. Expected surface wear, minor nicks and dents. Some minor casting flaws.
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