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1. Chinese Yaoguai
China
18th century or before
solid cast copper with gold and red lacquer
8 inches high (20.3 cm) - 12 inches high with stand (30.5cm).
Chinese Yaoguai
Detail: Reverse View

A nicely sculpted Chinese cast copper Yaoguai or taoist demon. In an animated stance with hands clasping and a small lion on the back which probably held incense. Painted with a red and gold lacquer. It dates to the early 18th century or before.

Detail: Head
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