PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LARGE SILVER AND GOLD-INLAID PEAR-SHAPED BRONZE VASE
The vase is finely decorated around the swollen section with intricate taotie masks, with the eyes picked out in gold, amongst meandering leafy scrolls. The shoulder and tall slender neck are further inlaid with blade-shaped cartouches, enclosing taotie mask and meandering scrolls.
15 ¾ in (40 cm.) high
Sotheby's New York, lot 301, according to label