A large gold-splashed bronze 'mythical beasts' vase Qing dynasty, early 18th century | 清十八世紀初 灑金銅瑞獸瓶
Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd.
A large gold-splashed bronze 'mythical beasts' vase
Qing dynasty, early 18th century
Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
sturdily cast in the form of an archaic hu vase, the compressed pear-shaped body supported on a flaring foot, cast in high relief on four sides with mythical animals, the neck flanked by a pair of handles in the form of a stylised dragon, splashed overall with gold in contrast to the dark brown patina, the recessed base decorated in relief with a five-clawed writhing dragon