Lot 59. An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, You, 17th-18th century; 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the flattened, pear-shaped body cast on each side with a large taotie mask with silver and gold damascened details, between bands of archaistic birds encircling the neck and foot and the sides of the cover, all reserved against a leiwen ground, the arched, rope-twist handle attached to projecting bars with animal mask terminals, the cover similarly decorated.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019