Fine Chinese Works of Art, Paintings & Calligraphy - To be sold 22nd May

A CHINESE PARCEL-GILT ARCHAISTIC BRONZE DING
LATE MING DYNASTY


With a circular body divided by four flanges and decorated with taotie masks against a dense cash pattern, with two loop handles rising from the rim, all supported on three tall dragon mask-shaped legs, 17.8cm, 1.4kg.


Provenance: from the collection of Professor Peter H Plesch and Mrs Traudi Plesch OBE and thence by descent, collection no.Bh18, purchased from Bluett London, in 1959 for £32.10.


Cf. Sydney L Moss Ltd, The Second Bronze Age, Later Chinese Metalwork, no.51 for a similar example.


Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000

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