© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: CA0420-040
A GILT-IRON REPOUSSÉ ‘VIRUDHAKA’ SADDLE COVER FITTING, MING
Sino-Tibetan, 15th-17th century. Of domed circular shape, executed in repoussé with openwork and fine incisions depicting Virudhaka, a wrathful deity known as Protector of the South and one of the Four Heavenly Kings, holding a sword and a shield in his hands.

Provenance: Michel Paciello, Venice. Collection of Dr. Koos de Jong, acquired from the above in 1999. Dr. de Jong is a Dutch art historian and has been privately collecting Chinese art over decades. He has authored hundreds of articles and several books on Dutch fine and decorative arts spanning from the Middle Ages to the modern era and published an extensive study of saddle rugs in Dragon & Horse. Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond. Between 1976 and 2009 he worked for numerous museums across the Netherlands and was director of the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch.
Condition: Extensive wear, few dents. Fine malachite green patina on the interior and exterior with encrustations on the interior as well.

Weight: 26.3 g
Dimensions: Diameter 5 cm

鉄鎏金毗琉璃馬匹裝飾,明代
漢藏,十五至十七世紀。圓形鏤空,精美描繪了四大天王之一的南天王毗琉璃,手持劍和盾。

來源:威尼斯Michel Paciello。Drs. Koos de Jong收藏,1999年購於上述收藏。Drs. de Jong是一位荷蘭藝術史學家, 幾十年來他一直私人收藏中國藝術品。他撰寫了數百篇文章和幾本書,內容涉及從中世紀到現代的荷蘭美術和裝飾藝術。2013年,他在《Dragon & Horse:Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond》中發表了有關中國騎馬裝備的詳盡研究。1976年至2009年間,他曾在荷蘭的許多博物館工作,並曾擔任登博世歐洲陶瓷工作中心的主任。
品相:廣汎磨損,些微凹痕。局部可見細膩祖母綠包漿,内裏與外緣都可見結殼狀況。

重量:26.3 克
尺寸:直徑5 厘米

Post Auction:  Sold/Verkauft

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