Chinese bronze ritual pouring vessel, bowl form, having a detailed figural dragon handle and low relief decoration to the body including yunwen or key fret pattern decoration to the rim, engraved lappet decoration below and animal mask engraved spout, the whole resting on a pierced wave form base. Opening to the base of the bowl presumably for heating purposes. Piece possibly used with a liner, now absent. Unmarked. 12" H x 15 1/2" dia. 14 lbs. 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Christine Rehnke, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall good condition with general oxidation and patination to the body and general wear. Possibly originally fitted with a liner, now absent.
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