GRAND VASE EN BRONZE ET INCRUSTATIONS OR ET ARGENT, HU
Property of a French Collector
GRAND VASE EN BRONZE ET INCRUSTATIONS OR ET ARGENT, HU

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME SIECLE

Details
GRAND VASE EN BRONZE ET INCRUSTATIONS OR ET ARGENT, HU
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME SIECLE
The vessel is delicately cast with a wide band of taotie masks separated by raised flanges, above stylised blades and below a narrow band of archaistic kui dragons. The splayed foot is similarly decorated with kui dragons, and the pair of handles to the sides are shaped in the form of mythical animal heads. The eyes of the animals are cleverly highlighted with gold inlay, with further intricate details rendered in silver.
18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high
Provenance
Collection of Chateau de Flayat, Creuse, France and thence by descent to the present owner.
Exhibited
Masques de Chine : rites magiques de Nuo, 14 March - 26 August 2007, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris.
Post lot text
AN ARCHAISTIC SILVER AND GOLD INLAID BRONZE TWIN-HANDLED VASE, HU
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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