Lot 176. A large bronze 'Shan' drum. Diameter 26 5/8 in., 67.6 cmEstimate 5,000 — 7,000 USDLot sold 10,000  USD. Photo Sotheby's

of waisted circular form, the sides and overhanging flat top cast with decorative borders of flowerheads, birds and geometric design, set around the rim with four groups of three frogs stacked in diminishing size, the side with three elephants in a vertical line flanked by leafy trees.

Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 23rd January 2011, lot 61.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012