A LARGE CHINESE GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE YEN YEN VASE
The body cast in two sections, the lower section divided into three lobes and cast with ruyi head motifs in high relief, the tall flaring neck with two thick rings above the shoulder and two chilong handles towards broad rim, raised on a tall flared foot with applied studs, the brown patinated surface applied with gold splashes, together with a hardwood stand, 50.5cm. (2)
Provenance: an English private collection.
Cf. Sydney L. Moss Ltd, The Second Bronze Age, Later Chinese Metal Work, no.64-66 for a slightly smaller related vase. See also Sotheby's London, 11th May 2011, lot 236, and Christie's Hong Kong, 19th- 21st March 1990, lot 392, Christie's London, 23rd May 1985, lot 156 and Christie's London, 23rd November 1995, lot 400 for other examples.
Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000