Property from an important private collection (lots 381-403)
A bronze and gold-splashed water coupe
Ming dynasty, Xuande seal mark Heavily cast, the sturdy cylindrical bulbous body resembling a drum, the edges with bands of bulding spots slightly raised on three flattened ruyi-head feet and ending with interved mouthrim, overall decorated with gilt splashes, the base with a two-character zhuanshu seal mark. 7.4cm diam.
Provenance 來源: An European private collection
Compare an exhibited example from the Yang Bingzhen collection in the National Museum of History, Taipei, see Jinyu Qingyan. Yang Bingzhen Xiansheng Zhencang Ming Qing Tonglu, Taipei, 1995, p.160, no.67. Compare also a related gilt-bronze and cloisonne-enamelled example in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Enamels 1. Cloisonne in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties Beijing, 2011, p.72, no.11.
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