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Bronze Vase

Auction:
2528B
Lot:
835
Sold for:
$119$100

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2528B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 03, 2010 9:00AM

Description:

Bronze Vase, China, 19th century, of archaic drinking vessel gu shape, cast with bands of stylized taotie masks on a key-fret ground, separated by short flanges, the flaring neck with a band of cicada blades above a narrow band of confronting kui dragons, ht. 11 3/4 in.
Estimate $200-300

Characters written in ink to the inside of the foot. Mouth broken off and re-soldered, on the back there are number of holes through the body.

Keywords

China, Chinese culture, Cicada, Kui, Taotie

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