Provenance: English private collection.
Condition: Superb condition with some wear to gilding and a few tiny nicks, old wear and traces of use, good patina.
Weight: 544.2 grams (the bronze) and 60.1 grams (the base)
Dimensions: Length 9 cm (excluding base) and 10 cm (including base)
Note the finely incised detail work to the lambent flames, bushy tails and manes of all three lions. Matching dark hardwood base carved in openwork to depict a craggy, layered rock from which two small flowers spring. (2)
Auction result comparison: Compare with a another giltbronze Kangxi scroll weight of almost identical size, and related incision work to tail and eyes, at Christies Paris on June 9th 2015, in Art d’Asie, lot 221.
中國，1662-1722。瑞獸鎏金，擡 頭朝左，背部趴著一隻小獸，活 靈活現。
品相：保存極好，鎏金部位一些磨 損，一些輕微磕損，舊時磨損和使 用痕跡，包漿良好。
重量：544.2 克 (青銅) ；60.1 克 (底座)
尺寸：長 9 厘米 (不含底座)；10 厘米 (含底座)