A Chinese Bronze Vase Ming

A Chinese Bronze Vase Ming

An Archaic Chinese Bronze Vase

The body finely cast archaistic pendant cicada blades

The neck cast with a band of archaistic Taotie masks on a leiwen round and a pair of mask ‘handles’

Chinese Ming

Height; 7 1/8″ (18.1 cm)

Condition; lacquered patina, crack 2.0 cm in foot

See ‘Yixing Zisha Wares’ The Forbidden City Publishing House No 151

For an Yixing vase of very similar design in The Palace Collection