496. Chinese Bronze Paper Weight

Chinese Ming Bronze scroll weight depicting a ‘Mythical Beast'.

The ‘mythical beast’ finely carved with its head turned to the right resting on its hindquarter and its tail curled.
This charming carving is remarkable for its playful rendering of the mythological creature depicted coiled toward its hind legs. This object often fashioned according to the shape of the pebble, were generally kept on the scholar’s desk and used as paper/scroll weight.

  • H.3.5cm, L.7cm, W.4.5cm
  • Circa 1700