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of oval section, the compressed pear-shaped body well-cast in low relief with a pair of taotie masks divided by four vertical notched flanges against a leiwen ground, the hollow pedestal foot with confronting dragons and short flanges, the neck with a continuous frieze of kuilong, centered on each side with an animal mask in relief, the shoulder set with two loops attached to an arched swing handle decorated with further dragons issuing from animal-mask terminals on either end, the domed cover similarly cast with taotie masks separated by notched flanges, all below a cap finial formed by four abstract cicadas, the surface with areas of malachite encrustation. Height: 20 1/2 inches.

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A Chinese Archaic Bronze ritual Wine Vessel w/ Lid

Estimate $500 - $1,000Sep 30