• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1318

    A LARGE GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE ARCHAISTIC PEAR-SHAPED VASE, HU

    18TH CENTURY OR EARLIER

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE ARCHAISTIC PEAR-SHAPED VASE, HU
    18TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
    Each side cast in high relief with a large taotie mask with protruding fangs, with further taotie bands on the neck, lug handles and foot, all inlaid in gold and silver
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high


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    A large (16¼ in.) archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze hu of this type is illustrated by M. Goedhuis, Chinese and Japanese Bronzes, A.D. 1100-1900, 1989, no. 88, where it is dated late 17th/early 18th century.