A BRONZE WINE VESSEL, HE
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (CIRCA 1100-771 BC)
The globular body resting on three tripod feet, cast below the waisted neck with a border containing taotie masks with wide vertical horns and wings against a body of squared 'C'-curls, the bovine mask-headed loop handle embellished with 'S'-curls and surmounted by a further loop, the slightly tapered spout with triangular lappets, the patina with green encrustation
9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) high, stand, box
Acquired by the present owner in August 1967.
The interior with a pictogram denoting a clan's name.