A small archaistic gilt bronze tripod jia Late Ming
Lot 152
A small archaistic gilt-bronze tripod vesesl, jia Late Ming Dynasty
Sold for £10,200 (US$ 15,930) inc. premium

Lot Details
A small archaistic gilt-bronze tripod vesesl
The Property of a European Lady (lots 152-160)
A small archaistic gilt-bronze tripod vesesl, jia
Late Ming Dynasty
Supported on three slightly splayed feet, the body of flaring cylindrical form, the rim surmounted by a pair of posts capped by conical finials, set to one side with a stylised dragon-head handle, the body cast in low relief with taotie masks segmented by six notched vertical flanges spaced evenly around the body, below a band of upright lappets, the underside incised with two-character mark reading Yongxi (entirely glorious).
9.8cm (3⅞in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a European lady, collection number 090

    Illustrated: Sydney L.Moss Ltd., The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, London, 1991, Catalogue no.27
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