Property from Various Owners
A cast bronze covered ding
The compressed globular vessel with a band of scrolling taotie decoration on the body and two bands on the domed lid containing a central double-mask and ring handle surrounded by three raised finials of recumbent horses, the main body flanked by flared rectangular handles with a raised horizontal bead border in the middle with an incised inscription directly below the band, raised on three squat cabriole legs, the surface with raised mineral deposits and dirt throughout.
8in (20.3cm) width over handles
6 1/2in (16.5cm) high