A gold and silver-inlaid bronze brushpot Late Ming dynasty, Xuande mark | 明末 銅錯金銀開光祥瑞圖筆筒 《大明宣德年製》仿款
Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd.
A gold and silver-inlaid bronze brushpot
Late Ming dynasty, Xuande mark
Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
明末 銅錯金銀開光祥瑞圖筆筒 《大明宣德年製》仿款
the cylindrical body rising from a spreading foot to a lipped rim, adorned with silver and gold inlays and lacquered with three cartouches enclosing a carp emerging from the waves, a qilin under the full moon and a three-legged toad near a stream, all against a dense ground of geometric pattern, the base inscribed with a six-character apocryphal Xuande mark below a ci (bestowed) character
The brushpot is in good overall condition with ocassional insignificant dents to the rim and expected minor wear to the surface and gilding.
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Collection of Robert de Semallé (1839-1946), Alençon, France.
Robert de Semallé（1839-1946年）收藏，阿朗松，法國