• Lot 253

    A gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'phoenix head' vessel and an archaistic bronze Li Gui

    THE FIRST SONG DYNASTY, THE SECOND MING DYNASTY

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    A gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'phoenix head' vessel and an archaistic bronze Li Gui
    The first Song dynasty, the second Ming dynasty
    The oval globular body cast at the short ends with phoenix heads, the
    sides decorated in relief and inlaid in gold and silver with the birds wings, feathers and scrollwork, supported on four short feet, the
    associated cover with a fretwork border and surmounted by an amethyst
    finial, the cover 19th Century; and a tripod silver and gold inlaid
    bronze vessel Li Gui, the tripod feet rising towards a trefoil
    lobed body and wide flaring neck, inlaid with a pattern of archaistic
    scrollwork, one side with loop handle applied with lion-mask, 5.7 cm.
    4.7 and 6.8 cm. high (2)


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    Provenance

    Spink, London, 1974;
    Oriental Art Gallery, 1996


    Exhibited

    China Cultuur Vroeger en Nu, Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Gent, 8 December 1979-27 Janury 1980, no. 121