Song dynasty bronze vase
10in. 26cms
12th century
Price: This item has been sold
A good Chinese bronze flower vase of oval cross section, pear-shaped, with cylindrical 'arrow' handles, cast overall with bands of archaistic designs. Three character mark to the base reading 'xian shiyi'.
(repaired casting flaw to one side)
Provenance: Sydney Moss Ltd, London.
Sotheby's New York, 21 March 2015, lot 713.
From the collection of Paul Freeman.

Literature: Sydney L Moss Ltd, 1991, The Second Bronze Age, pl 72 and 73
Hanaike, flower vases in the vogue of Zashiki display, Tokugawa Art Museum
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8/10/2014, Ulrich Hausmann Collection, lot 3384.

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