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436 A FINE BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' PAPERWEIGHT
17TH CENTURY

436 A FINE BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' PAPERWEIGHT
17TH CENTURY

L12cm

Provenance

Bonhams London, 16 May 2013, lot 312

Estimates

TWD
200,000-300,000
USD
6,700-10,000
HKD
52,600-78,900
RMB
46,510-69,770
十七世紀 銅瑞獸紙鎮
2020 Spring Auction
Auction
Sunday, 21 June 2020 2:30pm
Preview
13-19 June 10:00am-6:00pm
20 June 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue
7F, No. 15, Sec. 2, Chongqing S. Road, Taipei
Contact:
+886-2-2358-1881
art@yu-jen.tw  
 

Lot Overview

紙鎮精銅鑄成,銅色沉穩,質地堅實。瑞獸作低伏狀,獨角,雙耳後仰,眼圓睜有神,寬鼻闊嘴露尖牙,面容猙獰。身形飽滿,背脊凸出,鬃毛根根分明,順勢披散,四肢矯健,關節處有卷雲形裝飾,尾細長捲繞。整器體形修長,形象寫實,威猛生動。

紙鎮,以銅、玉、石、竹等為之,或效禽、獸、鱗、介諸形以鎮紙,使之不動,亦稱書鎮。其起源是因古代文人常將小型青銅器、玉器等放置案頭把玩欣賞,或信手用以壓紙,遂漸發展為一種文房用具。而瑞獸在古代歷史中有豐富文化意義,象徵神秘和力量,能避邪納福。本品造形寫實,沉穩壓手,瑞獸靜伏於地,予人祥和之感,是件可玩賞又可作文房之用的雅逸作品。
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