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More than a Game / A RARE BRONZE ARROW VASE, TOUHU Yuan Dynasty

Lot 12
A RARE BRONZE ARROW VASE, TOUHU
Yuan Dynasty
29 May 2022, 14:00 HKT
Hong Kong, Admiralty

HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

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A RARE BRONZE ARROW VASE, TOUHU

Yuan Dynasty
Cast with a spreading foot supporting a bulbous body surmounted by a long tubular neck flanked by a pair of lug handles, separated into tiers decorated with stylised pendent lappets, tumbling sea waves and key-fret patterns. 22.2cm (8 3/4in) high, 866g.

Footnotes

元 銅仿古蕉葉水波紋雙貫耳投壺

Provenance:
The Brian Harkins Collection

來源:
布萊恩·哈金斯珍藏

The wave pattern on the present vase is typical in the Yuan dynasty. Compare with a bronze vase, excavated from a shipwreck off the coast of Sinan, South Korea, decorated with a similar wave pattern, which is illustrated by the National Museum of Korea, Discoveries From The Sinan Shipwreck, Seoul, 2016, p.30.

壺口方唇,兩側鑄小貫耳,上飾蕉葉紋,壺頸下段飾水波紋,肩部光素,扁圓鼓腹,其上飾回紋錦地,圈足外撇,足圈飾回紋錦地一周。

此壺小巧可愛,應是置於桌面之器。此器紋飾不同於常見鏨刻紋飾,而是一體鑄造而成,線條清晰流暢,鑄工一流。所飾水波紋為元代典型裝飾,韓國新安沉船出土數件元代銅壺飾有類似水波紋,見韓國國家博物館編,《從新安沈船尋見的寶物》,首爾,2016年,頁30。

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