A rhinoceros horn archaistic tripod vessel, jue
The well-hollowed vessel finely carved around the exterior with stylised taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground beneath a key-fret border around the rim, the top of the handle carved with two chilong dragons crawling around the rim, standing on three splayed legs carved with shallow relief, the surface darkly patinated.
11.5cm (4½in) high
Chinese Works of Art
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