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Lot 3191. A bronze ‘sea creatures’ alms bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam., Japanese wood boxEstimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021

Note: The sea creature motifs and crashing wave ground found on the current alms bowl are very similar to the decoration on a bronze vase in the Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, with a punched inscription dating to 1173, illustrated in Rose Kerr, Later Chinese Bronzes, London, 1990, nos. 46 and 47.

Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 27 May - 11 June 2021