Chinese Stoneware Zodiac Tiger Paperweight


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Object Description

A finely carved Han Dynasty stone paperweight in the shape of a tiger, the third of the 12-year cycle of animals of the Chinese zodiac. The animal, shown recumbent, seems to be leaning against a rock formation, rendered in black with detailing in bright red. The tiger is naturalistically modelled and its mantle is decorated with stripes of dark pigment against a red-orange background. Facial detailing, eyes, whiskers and eyebrows, are painted with very fine lines of dark pigment.

Date: Circa 1st-2nd Century AD
Period: Han Dynasty

Object History

The C. Roger Moss OBE collection. The late C. Roger Moss OBE was a renowned art collector who, throughout the years, thanks to his determination and enthusiasm, was able to create an outstanding collection of artworks, most prominently from China and the Orient, but also from other cultures.

Object Condition

Very fine, original vivid pigmentation.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:7 x H:5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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