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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (ZUN)  EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (ZUN) EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

Bronze Censer

Bronze Censer

~~Gold Splashed Bronze Censer~~ ~~~~~~~~Qing Dynasty~~~~~~~~

~~Gold Splashed Bronze Censer~~ ~~~~~~~~Qing Dynasty~~~~~~~~

NETSUKE.....MANJU......PARTAGE OF JOHN BICCARD......

Netsuke themselves are collected for their sculptural nature and ingenious miniature designs.Function (slide for rope on waist of robe-basically stated!) provided the stage upon which Japanese artists could perform their magic.

Manjū netsuke depicting Minamoto no Yorimasa and Ii no Hayata slaying the nue, a mythical creature. Ashmolean Museum.

Manjū netsuke depicting Minamoto no Yorimasa and Ii no Hayata slaying the nue, a mythical creature.