[Detail] Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington museum and other collections (1867) In: The Mary Ann Beinecke Collection of Decorative Art. http://archive.org/stream/examplesofchines1867jone#page/n187/mode/2up
Model of a Table. China. ca. 1500-1700. This model of a table was part of a group of miniature furniture buried with a wealthy Chinese person. The idea was to enable the deceased to continue to enjoy all the comfort he was used to during his lifetime. Though made as funerary objects, the models are usually very accurately crafted and provide us with valuable information on Chinese furniture in the Ming dynasty.
Fine antique Chinese cloisonne enameled bronze floral dragons censor. Has figural bronze dragons design to cover with dragon handle and fully reticulated screen. Etruscan pattern to rim with paddle design. Impressive floral cloisonne design to body. Exquisite four elephant head figural feet. 19th century. Holds Calligraphy plaque to bottom.