Height: 1 ½  inches, 3.8 cm
Length: 2 ½  inches, 6.1 cm

Bronze paperweight

China, Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th century

A bronze paperweight finely cast in the form of a ram in reclining position, his head turned to the right and his mouth grasping a large spray of lingzhi. The rich, patinated surface bears traces of gilding.

Formerly in the collection of Sir Michael Oppenheimer (1924-2020) and Lady Helen Oppenheimer (1926-2022)