3338
3338
A SMALL BRONZE 'LION-MASK' HANDLED VESSEL
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 437,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3338
A SMALL BRONZE 'LION-MASK' HANDLED VESSEL
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 437,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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A SMALL BRONZE 'LION-MASK' HANDLED VESSEL
MING DYNASTY
of quatrefoil form, cast with a compressed globular body rising from the four elegant pear-shaped lobes to a waisted neck and slightly flared mouthrim, the shoulders cast with a pair of mythical beast mask handles, the countersunk base with a six-character Xuande reign mark within a recessed panel, the bronze patinated to a dark chocolate-brown tone
9 cm., 3 1/2  in.
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Catalogue Note

It is difficult to make an unequivocal case for the vessel being Xuande mark and of the period, but in the opinion of Ulrich Hausmann, this is probably 15th century.

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong