QING     Guard

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ca. 1600-1650 SOLD
"Qing guard employing design tropes found on Qing imperial dragon-robes. The web is a tangled openwork of interlacing tendrils that represent moving water. The topic of the design is the carp becoming a dragon by leaping over the dragon gate on the Yellow River in China, signifying accomplishment.

The gold inlay is intact and in finely worked nunome zogan. The rim is rounded (maru mimi). The hitsu-ana and sekigane were added when adapted to Japanese use." (Long)

7.65cm x 7.75cm x 0.70cm


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