A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty
Lot 963
A tall bronze vase
Ming dynasty
Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium

Fine Asian Works of Art

18 Dec 2017, 11:00 PST

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A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty A tall bronze vase Ming dynasty
A tall bronze vase
Ming dynasty
Of heavy casting and flattened pear form, the mouth and waisted neck of circular section with loose rings hanging from animal-headed loop handles spanning a diamond diaper band in subtle relief repeated around the flaring foot with a recessed base.
19 1/4in (49cm) high

Footnotes

  • The vase shape is one well-documented to the Ming dynasty and earlier. For a vase of similar shape but lacking the loose rings and encircled with differing decorative bands, see Robert Mowry, China's Renaissance in Bronze: The Robert H. Clague Collection of Later Chinese Bronzes 1100-1900, Phoenix, 1993, pp. 43-47, cat. 7 (as probably 15th century and 33cm height).
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