19 - 20 September 2013
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE ARCHAISTIC JUE
QIANLONG CAST SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The heavily cast vessel is raised on three tall, faceted legs, and is cast around the sides with a band of archaistic design between bowstring borders below a pair of posts that rises from the rim. The seal mark is cast on the underside. The patina is of dark olive-brown color.
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
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A similar bronze jue, also with a Qianlong seal mark, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, is illustrated by R. Kerr in Later Chinese Bronzes, London, 1990, p. 33, pl. 19.
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