London, South Kensington
15 May 2008
A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
carved and pierced with a central shallow bowl flanked by three standing mythical birds with their wings outstretched, divided by three taotie masks in shallow relief around the broad flattened shoulder -- 4½in. (11.5cm.) wide approx, with a later wooden stand.
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