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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 542

    A LARGE BRONZE HU-FORM VASE

    YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)

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    A LARGE BRONZE HU-FORM VASE
    YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)
    Of attenuated pear shape, raised on a spreading foot cast with a band of archaistic decoration, the waisted neck encircled by a diaper band and flanked by a pair of C-scroll handles issuing from horned dragon heads and suspending large flat, oblong rings, with mottled green patina
    19 15/16 in. (50.6 cm.) high


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    Compare a much smaller bronze vase (25.9 cm.) of similar form, also dated to the Yuan dynasty, with wave pattern around the foot and taotie mask on the neck between dragon-head handles, in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the exhibition, Age of the Great Khan: Pluralism in Chinese Art and Culture Under the Mongols, Taipei, 2001, p. 121, no. IV-4.

    Provenance

    Acquired in New York in 1998.


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