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AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE YOU AND COVER
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AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE YOU AND COVER

17TH/18TH CENTURY

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AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE YOU AND COVER
17TH/18TH CENTURY
The bulging pear-shaped body cast with a broad band of taotie masks and descending birds, between bands of dragons on the spreading foot and shoulder, all reserved on a leiwen ground and divided by flanges, the cover decorated en suite below an hexagonally lobed finial cast as six masks, the swing handle cast with diaper pattern terminating at either end in a horned mask, with olive-brown patina
13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high overall

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The shape and decoration of this vessel are based on late Shang/early Western Zhou dynasty prototypes such as the you included in this sale, lot 151.
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