"Silk Iron - China - Early XIXth Century"Very nice iron in the shape of a casserole dish typical of silk irons. The iron was filled with hot sand or charcoal. The handle is made of teak. The casserole is in bronze and has an intricate decoration where we find two dragons facing each other and surrounding a ball. There are also three birds, a lobster and a crab in the middle of a decor that is both marine and vegetal. An open dragon mouth ends the casserole dish and allows the fitting of the iron.
Bronze, teak Wear and small hole in the casserole dish
China, early 19th century
Size: 33 x 11.50 cm