Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Glazed Yuan Dynasty Style Weights

Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Glazed Yuan Dynasty Style Weights

Code: LP051

Dimensions:

W: 8cm (3.1")H: 10cm (3.9")D: 8cm (3.1")

£380.00 Approx $479.8, €442.89

Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Glazed Yuan Dynasty Style Weights

  • Chinese circa 1920 
  • Various sizes and shapes throughout the collection
  • Individually hand made and hand painted
  • Colours popularised during the Yuan Dynasty 1279-1368
  • Probably weaver's weights or for placing at either end of a scroll

These wonderful Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Yuan Dynasty Style Weights, circa 1920, each with distinctive shapes and Chinese characters using colours popularised during the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) work so very well as a collection. These weights would have been individually made and hand painted and would probably have been used as weaver’s weights or even for weighing down scrolls that were being drawn up or for using with completed scrolls that would be rolled open and weighted at either end for study and contemplation.  The weights are slightly tapered and have a rounded top with a suspension hole.  The weights are not marked and are in fair condition with making irregularities and commensurate with age and wear.   The measurements vary and those stated are for the largest piece.