Property from Various Owners
An archaistic cast bronze ceremonial wine vessel, zhi
Late Qing/Republic period
Of oval section with curving walls raised on a tall foot, the exterior cast as a bifurcated owl divided by four vertical flanges, the recessed base finished with a checker-board pattern, the floor of the well with a cypher and the surfaces finished with an artificial brown and green patina.
7 3/8in (18.5cm) high