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CHINESE ARCHAIC BRONZE POURING VESSEL WITH A BIRD-SHAPED LID

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CHINESE ARCHAIC BRONZE POURING VESSEL WITH A BIRD-SHAPED LID
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Possibly Ming Dynasty, Ca. 1368-1644 AD A bronze ritual pouring vessel with a squat body resting on four slender legs. The finely decorated main body consists of a broad and deep container with rounded walls, a long tubular spout, and a sturdy handle to the rear. It is topped with a Pheonix-shaped lid with a beautifully incised body. This fine vessel possibly served as a water vessel for ritual offerings to the gods or to ancestors.Size: L:270mm / W:235mm ; 1.96kgProvenance: Private UK collection; from an old Oxford collection formed in the 1990s.
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CHINESE ARCHAIC BRONZE POURING VESSEL WITH A BIRD-SHAPED LID

Estimate £750 - £1,500
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0355: CHINESE ARCHAIC BRONZE POURING VESSEL WITH A BIRD-SHAPED LID
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Est. £750 - £1,500Starting Price £500
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Possibly Ming Dynasty, Ca. 1368-1644 AD A bronze ritual pouring vessel with a squat body resting on four slender legs. The finely decorated main body consists of a broad and deep container with rounded walls, a long tubular spout, and a sturdy handle to the rear. It is topped with a Pheonix-shaped lid with a beautifully incised body. This fine vessel possibly served as a water vessel for ritual offerings to the gods or to ancestors.Size: L:270mm / W:235mm ; 1.96kgProvenance: Private UK collection; from an old Oxford collection formed in the 1990s.
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