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VASE EN BRONZE, HU
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VASE EN BRONZE, HU

CHINE, DYNASTIE SONG/MING, XIEME-XIVEME SIECLE

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VASE EN BRONZE, HU
CHINE, DYNASTIE SONG/MING, XIEME-XIVEME SIECLE
Reposant sur un petit pied évasé, la panse de forme poire, ornée d'une bande divisée en quatre sections par des arêtes, ces dernières délimitant des registres à décor identique de gracieux phénix de style archaïsant, représentés en relief sur fond de fins enroulements, la partie supérieure du corps rehaussée de deux masques de taotie devant supporter un anneau, le col agrémenté de simples frises en relief, inscription de style archaïque à l'intérieur du col
Hauteur: 30 cm. (11 7/8 in.)
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A BRONZE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, HU
CHINA, SONG/MING DYNASTY, 11TH/14TH CENTURY

Lot Essay

This vase belongs to a very specific group of archaistic bronze vases made from the 12th to the 14th century. The archaistic designs and shapes are very loosely based on those of ancient bronzes and are combined with decorative motifs seen on Song ceramics. The style of casting, in very low relief, is also peculiar to these vessels.
See another bronze vase from the Song/Ming period sold in our New York Rooms, 22 March 2007, lot 167.

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