Chinese Cast Guard

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A cast iron guard of Chinese origin. The broken areas and missing bat head indicate the iron being very brittle. The casting line can still be seen on the inside confirming it’s made of cast iron. The rendition of the bats is rather Chinese in form, in a way you also see them on porcelain of the 18th and 19th centuries. The bat is a symbol for luck in Chinese, both being pronounced “fu” in standard Mandarin. The fact that it’s cast is quite unusual. Generally, in China as in Japan, guards tend to be forged.

6.85cm x 7.20cm x 0.55cm

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A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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