London, South Kensington
6 March 2003
A CHINESE ARCHAIC BRONZE VESSEL, GUI
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
WITH FLARING FOOT AND RIM, LOOP HANDLES ISSUING FROM MYTHICAL BEAST MASKS, THE UPPER BODY WITH A BAND OF GUEI DRAGONS AND BEAST MASKS, COVERED IN A MOTTLED REDDISH BROWN PATINA -- 8½IN. (21.5CMS) DIAM EXCLUDING HANDLES, (SECTION MISSING TO FOOT, OLD WEAR AND SOME VERDIGRIS), WOOD STAND .
COLLECTION LABEL TO BASE 'THE CELEBRATED COLLECTION OF CHINESE PORCELAIN AND WORKS OF ART, THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE DR. LEONARD GOW'.
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