17 septembre 2019

An unusual massive bronze archaistic basin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

An unusual massive bronze archaistic basin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

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Lot 868. An unusual massive bronze archaistic basin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 42 in. (106.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000Price realised USD 68,750© Christie’s Images Limited 2019.

The basin is heavily cast with a compressed globular body decorated in relief around the sides with a band of taotie mask-filled blades pendent from a band of large taotie masks on the shoulder, and is flanked by a pair of large dragon handles, all between a band of birds on the foot and a band of dragons on the neck. The basin is missing its base.

Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019
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