16 September 2016
A BRONZE COVER FOR AN ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD VESSEL, XING
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER CAST SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The domed cover is cast with decorative bands including wan diaper and key fret below three leaf-form projections that surround the flower head radiating scrolling tendrils in the center and act as supports when the cover is inverted. The interior is cast with the nianhao.
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam.
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This cover would have been made for a bronze xing, such as the pair with Qianlong marks sold at Christie's New York, 17-18 September 2015, lot 2114.
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