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A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE TAPIR-FORM VESSEL, XIZUN
A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE TAPIR-FORM VESSEL, XIZUN
A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE TAPIR-FORM VESSEL, XIZUN
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE TAPIR-FORM VESSEL, XIZUN

QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE TAPIR-FORM VESSEL, XIZUN QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The bronze is heavily cast iin the form of a tapir standing foursquare with its head facing forward. The body is cast with geometric scrolls and the facial details are finely highlighted in relief with curved brows. The hollowed body is fitted with a hinged-cover cast as a long-beaked bird with curved wings and its head turned backwards, the underside bearing the incised six-character mark. 15 in. (38 cm.) long
Provenance
A private European collection, amassed in the early 2000s.
Exhibited
Roemer- und Pelisaeus-Museum, Schätze für den Kaiser – Meisterwerke chinesischer Kunst (1368-1911), Hildesheim, 2015-2016, cat. p. 154

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