London, South Kensington
9 November 2016
AN 'ARCHAISTIC' BRONZE VESSEL
FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
The vessel is cast with four monster-head loose ring handles and decorated with various bands of taotie masks and stylised birds on a leiwen ground, the base incised with an inscription in zhuanshu script.
8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) high
American Collection, acquired prior to 1990.
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