WF74 A large archaistic bronze vase, hu


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Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century 

The compressed globular body with flaring neck is flanked by two taotie-mask loose-ring handles finely cast with a band of taotie masks above descending leaf lappets cast with further masks, all supported on a plain spreading foot with straight sides.
Height 38.5 cm

Works of Art > Early Bronzes