OSWELL BLAKESTON 1970-80’S
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We have been instructed in the sale of an extensive and choice single owner Oriental collection amassed over many decades and amounting to over 1,000 items spanning the Dynasties with many rare, unusual and interesting pieces. The collection is to be offered without reserve. On offer is this rare and unusual antique Chinese bronze brush holder of archaic form and probably dating from the Ming dynasty or could be later. The cylindrical shaped holder stands raised on three mask terminal paw legs and is well moulded with a scene portraying traders on horseback in Western dress leaving a village to catch a waiting boat. The scene is relief moulded with dogs on leads in the foreground, possibly gifts left by the traders, and with serpent handles attached to either side. The container does not have a base, nor is there any sign that there ever was one, and it has a wonderful age patina to the bronze finish. A stunning and unusual example and one of several interesting Oriental metal worked pieces in the collection!
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