15 avril 2020

An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze vessel, hu, 18th century

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Lot 61. An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze vessel, hu, 18th century; 17cm (6 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-8,000Sold for £ 6,250 (€ 7,152). Courtesy Bonhams. 

The pear-shaped body rising from a low splayed foot, decorated on both sides with a taotie mask, the waisted neck with a band of stylised gui dragons divided by four vertical flanges, below eight upright cicada lappets enclosing scrolling motifs, the base with a diamond grid pattern.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015


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