3656
3656
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE VASE
QING DYNASTY, 17TH – 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000250,000
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3656
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE VASE
QING DYNASTY, 17TH – 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000250,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE VASE
QING DYNASTY, 17TH – 18TH CENTURY
of bu form, sturdily cast with an ovoid body rising from a flat base to a waisted neck and everted rim, the shoulder flanked by a pair of loop handles, each modelled in the form of a mythical beast mask, the well-patinated surface with attractive gold splashes

20.2 cm, 7 7/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Gold splashed vases of this form appear to be an early Qing innovation. See a related ovoid form vessel, cast with a six-character Kangxi reign mark on its base, illustrated in Robert D. Mowry, China’s Renaissance in Bronze, Phoenix, 1994, pl. 34, from the Robert H. Clague collection. See also a gold-splashed archaistic vase decorated with dragons, illustrated in The Minor Arts of China, Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1983, p. 40, no. 51, and sold in these rooms, 8th April 2013, lot 137, from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat collection.

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