Archaic Bronze Vessel
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Archaic Bronze Vessel, China, Eastern Zhou period (770-256 B.C.), the ovoid body finely cast with a band enclosing four rows of tightly packed kui dragons biting each other's tails, above another band of cicada blades, flanked by circular lugs with coiled dragon finials, malachite encrustation to the body, ht. 3 1/2, 5 x 4 3/8 in.
Provenance: Early Chinese Art catalogue, sale of the Cunliffe Collection, Bluett & Son, London, 1973, page 38.