Lot 5188: AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE HU-VASE
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Of similar pear shape with a wide rectangular mouth, supported on a square splayed foot, cast with bands of archaistic taotie mask motif, confronted leiwen pattern entwined beaste masks and scrolls, the shoulders set with opposing taotie mask loop handles suspending loose rings. Ming Dynasty period.
Provenance: Bonhams, San Francisco
Dimensions: Height: 16 1/8 in (41 cm) Width: 8 1/2 in (21.6 cm)