Cast Gilt-bronze Tripod Ritual Food Vessel
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Cast Gilt-bronze Tripod Ritual Food Vessel, China, 18th century, li-shape with two semicircular posts with domed finials on the mouth rim, decorated with three taotie masks on the body with three lobes below a patterned band around the everted rim, chased details, ht. 10, wd. 8 3/8 in.
Literature: Michael Goedhuis, Chinese and Japanese Bronzes A.D. 1100-1900, exh. cat., London: Michael Goedhuis Colnaghi Oriental, 1989, pl. 66.
minor casting flaws to two legs, some gilt loss with surface scratches. Weight: approx. 7 lb.
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