Property from a Phoenix, Arizona Collection
A parcel-gilt bronze 'arrow' vase, touhu
The tall cylindrical neck having worn decoration of a crescent moon, sun and clouds above lappets of elongated stiff plantain leaves and a band of lingzhi heads on a leiwen ground, the mouth flanked by cylindrical appendages with a continuous band of incised zoomorphic decoration joined to the tortoise-form base with a lotus pad atop the shell, gilt highlights framing the shell segments and pierced with an opening beneath the animals head.
10 7/8in (27.7cm) high
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