A rare parcel-gilt copper alloy rectangular bronze handwarmer By Hu Wenming, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 胡文明製局部鎏金銅鏤空祥雲龍鳳紋手爐 《胡文明製》款
Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd. Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd.
A rare parcel-gilt copper alloy rectangular bronze handwarmer
By Hu Wenming, Late Ming dynasty
Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
明末 胡文明製局部鎏金銅鏤空祥雲龍鳳紋手爐 《胡文明製》款
with the handles fixed to ruyi-head sockets, the exterior of the vessel cast with the 'hundred antiques' motifs against a diaper ground, the base with a Hu Wenming zhi mark, the domed cover with a pierced design of a dragon and phoenix soaring through cloud scrolls
The handwarmer is in good overall condition. There is expected surface wear and rubbing to the gilding, and typical minor dents to the edges.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, Sydney L. Moss Ltd, London, 1991, cat. no. 85.
《The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork》，Sydney L. Moss Ltd，倫敦，1991年，編號85