3403
3403
A BRONZE PHOENIX-HEAD ROSEWATER SPRINKLER
YUAN DYNASTY
Estimation
40 00060 000
Lot. Vendu 162,500 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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3403
A BRONZE PHOENIX-HEAD ROSEWATER SPRINKLER
YUAN DYNASTY
Estimation
40 00060 000
Lot. Vendu 162,500 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong

A BRONZE PHOENIX-HEAD ROSEWATER SPRINKLER
YUAN DYNASTY
cast in the form of a Buddhist kundika, the globular body supported on a splayed pedestal foot, set on one side of the shoulder with an irregular handle in the form of a gnarled prunus branch, opposite an undulating spout in the form of a phoenix head, all surmounted by a tall neck of gu form set with a bulbous central section, the mouthrim bordered with a band of pendent leaf lappets, the smooth patinated surface of a variegated brown colour
19 cm., 7 1/2  in.
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Description

The shape is derived from Buddhist kundika vessels and to the cult of rosewater sprinklers so popular in the cultures of the Middle East. The present example has a prunus branch as a handle and the liquid is poured through the phoenix head. There is an interesting illustration in Wang Qi's Sancai tuhui (1607), showing a similar vessel as an attribute of a Buddhist deity.

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong