6 April 2015
A PARCEL GILT BRONZE CUP AND STAND
MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
The hectafoil cup is cast on each petal on the exterior with a gilt cartouche enclosing a floral spray. The bracketlobed stand is decorated with a central flowerhead surrounded by a gilt band with raised decorations depicting figures in a landscape amidst flowering trees, birds and pagodas, the outer rim with shaped panels with similar raised birds and flowers. The base is gilt.
The stand: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam.
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