Early 20th Century Chinese Republic Period Bronze Sculpture
Early 20th Century Chinese Republic period bronze sculpture. A fun and playful subject of a Chinese man banging on a drum while a little boy, sitting on a large gourd, stares in admiration. A fine casting with stunning details. Beautiful natural bronze patina.
The Chinese word for gourd—hu lu—is a homophone of the words 'protection' and 'good fortune. ' Gourds were considered to be good luck charms that would ward off evil.
Color/Pattern: Gold, Brown
Period: Early 20th Century
Styles: Chinese, Folk Art
Place of Origin: China
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition, Original Unaltered
Damage or Points of Notice: Excellent vintage condition with some minor wear appropriate with age.
Dimensions: 9"W x 5.5"D x 10"H
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