6 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE VESSEL, GUI
The wide vessel with rounded sides and everted rim, raised on a high and broad spreading base, the two handles formed by mythical beast heads with raised ears, extended tongues and a pendent flange, cast around the exterior in shallow relief with a band of stylised phoenix motifs above a raised rib around the mid-section, the base with similar phoenix motifs, the interior with an inscription, the bronze with a pleasing gunmetal patina with areas of malachite encrustation
15½ in. (39.5 cm.) wide
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