21 - 22 June 2016
COMPTE-GOUTTE EN BRONZE PARTIELLEMENT DORE
CHINE, DYNASTIE YUAN-MING (1279-1644)
The vessel is cast in the form of a crouching mythical beast with a circular aperture in its back, and a tiny hole in the middle of its mouth which originally held the spouted cup.
6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) long
From an old French private collection, Nice, acquired in the 1970s by repute.
Property from a German family collection.
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Compare to a similar bronze animal-form water pot from the Desmond Gure Collection, dated Song-Ming dynasty, sold in Christie's New York, 25 March 2010, lot 1073.
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A PARCEL-GILT-BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' WATER-DROPPERCHINA, YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644)
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