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

Lot 18
A RARE BRONZE ARROW VASE, TOUHU
Yuan Dynasty
29 May 2022, 14:00 HKT
Hong Kong, Admiralty

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A RARE BRONZE ARROW VASE, TOUHU

Yuan Dynasty
The compressed globular body flanked by a pair of protruding mythical beast heads suspending loose rings divided by two projecting flanges, below a band of pendent lappets on the shoulder, the tall slender neck flanked by two lug handles incised with leiwan above two chi dragons and a band of archaistic stylised dragons all raised on a spreading pedestal foot incised with hexagonal spiral patterns. 45.5cm (17 7/8in) high, 4.1kg.

Footnotes

元 銅螭龍紋鋪首雙耳投壺

Provenance:
The Brian Harkins Collection

來源:
布萊恩·哈金斯珍藏

The beast mask in high relief on the body can be identified as xiezhi by its lion head and single-horn. The combination of tubular handles and beast-mask handles can be compared with a silver bowl, Southern Song dynasty, excavated at Pengzhou, Sichuan, illustrated in The Song Dynasty Gold and Silver Hoard from Pengzhou in Sichuan, Beijing, 2002, pl.38-2.

壺口圓唇,兩側鑄較小貫耳,貫耳及壺口飾回紋錦地,長頸,上鑄二螭龍攀附,底部一周環帶饕餮紋,肩部起一周蓮瓣紋,陰鉤邊線,扁圓鼓腹,前後兩側出扉棱,左右兩側飾獸首銜環,束腰飾龜背紋,高圈足。

此壺所鑄鋪首獨角獅髯,應為獬豸,此類雙耳加鋪首組合可參考一件四川彭州出土之南宋銀溫碗,見《四川彭州宋代金銀器窖藏》,北京,2002年,圖版38-2。

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