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Bronze Dragon



DRAGON EN BRONZE
Author : Imperial manufacture artist

Size : Height 4.63 Inches

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Carved bronze and gold figure reperesenting a dragon who if coming out of the rain in it's claw a sacred pearl. The sculpture had on it's base the seal of the K'ien-Long emperor (1736-1796).

This oustanding engraved bronze comes probably from a delivery sent to the French Court towards 1765-1766 by the Emperor kien'long.
This dragon was made by the most skillfull artistes of his House, painters,sculptors and engravers.

China, since 1765, kept up diplomatic relationships: king Louis XV shipped gifts for the Emperor of China and his Court,in turn the Emperor sent to the French Court some works of arts and rare objects made in China.
This dragon shows only four claws, the imperial dragon has usually five.
this difference could explain that this bronze was probably not intended to the Emperor Court.

Exposition "cité interdite" vie publique et privée des Empereurs de Chine (1644-1911) novembre et février 1997 au musée du Petit Palais - Paris

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Sergent-Marceau
Henri Lehmann
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Camille Corot

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Anders Zorn
David Hockney
Henri Lebasque
George Grosz
Diego Rivera

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Félix Nadar
Etienne Carjat
Paul Berthier

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Gilbert Poillerat
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