Property from a Collection Formed in the 1930's
A rare inlaid cast bronze tripod vessel
The hemispherical body raised upon three tall legs of elaborate silhouette and supporting two inverse U-shaped handles, the exterior surfaces unusually inlaid in bands of malachite stones surrounding repeating abstract patterns highlighted in gold sheet and silver inlay; the interior patina showing signs of wear as use as a censor and incised with four jiaguwen characters possibly reading [zi] sun zhi bao.
9 1/4in (23.5cm) high
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