Finely crafted swordfish rostrum with sculpted flattened marine dragons with four claws known as 'Wang long' or dragon kings. The dragon kings, being four, lived in the different seas surrounding China. Only the representations of dragons with five claws were reserved for the emperor.
China, 18th century
Width : 84.5 cm (33.2 in.) : D. 9.5 cm (3.7 in.)
- Articoli: 1
- Riferimento Expertissim : 2015061122
- Stili & Epoche :