Early Qing dynasty Rising from a slightly splayed foot, the hu-shaped body with high shoulders cast with a pair of taotie ring handles at the sides, the body inlaid with bands of archaistic, geometric and lappets of gold and silver, framed within a keyfret border at the foot and another smaller band at the neck. 25cm high.
The design on the archaistic vase, and the quality of the gold and silver inlay is reminiscent of the well known group of gold and silver inlaid vessels by Hu Wenimg. For a published example of this type, see Gerard Tang and Hugh Moss, Arts From the Scholar's Studio, Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong 1986, pg.110, pl.73.
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