Bronze Wine Vessel. Engraved. China.
Chou-styled dragon on lid. A phoenix spout. Very rare. Tripod design. Handle, spout and lid. From a private collector in Toronto, Canada.
I selected many of these vessels from a reference book of ancient bronzes (Chinese Bronzes by Paul Hamlyn, 1966). I found a collection of bronze vessels whose craftsmen were meticulous in capturing the era and style. All of these vessels were handmade in China in the mid-1900s. . . . museum quality.
For the Serious Collector.