A small parcel-gilt-bronze cup, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated renzi year, corresponding to 1612 | 明萬曆壬子年（1612年） 銅局部鎏金松下高士圖小盃 《萬曆壬子》款
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A small parcel-gilt-bronze cup
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated renzi year, corresponding to 1612
明萬曆壬子年（1612年） 銅局部鎏金松下高士圖小盃 《萬曆壬子》款
the rounded sides resting on a straight foot and flaring at the galleried rim, set with one ring handle, the exterior sides cast in relief with a continuous scene of a meandering river, at one side a gentleman on a boat taking a break from rowing to gaze across the rippling water at a nearby rock and pine tree, a small pavilion and willow on the banks at the other side of the cup, the sky textured with a ring-punched pattern, the base with a four character mark reading Wanli renzi
Width 3¼ in., 8.3 cm
In overall good condition. The rim is slightly uneven from casting. Small nicks and dents to the mouthrim. The interior walls with casting flaws and surface wear. The gilding is slightly rubbed off.
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Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 17th April 1997.
Sydney L. Moss Ltd.，倫敦，1997年4月17日