An Chinese Imperial Glazed Tile. A piece of very interesting Chinese imperial architectural history found in an old estate in the States, on offer is a roundel roof tile for an imperial building, conventionally fitted as a decorative piece on the end of the vertical tile tubes running perpendicular with the roof line (see detail photo). The tile is glazed in yellow and features a craved dragon in flight.
The exact age is unknown by is mostly likely from Qing dynasty (1644 to 1912). Both the color and the symbol were reserved exclusively for the imperial use. There is a hole in the tile drilled for installation purpose and also residue on back from the breakage of the attachment to the next tile element, both of which show that the tile was used in place and later collected as an object of Chinese art. It comes with a padded fabric fitted case that shows very good age. It will make a great scholar object for the study and used as a bespoken paper weight or desk accessory.
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You may also be interested in.. The item "An Chinese Imperial Glazed Tile" is in sale since Monday, December 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques".
The seller is "gallery-t" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.