Large Bronze Flared Top Hu Vase. China
This is a traditional ritual vase with a flair on the top. Dragon handles and plenty of engraved design. Rare piece.
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. . . . almost museum quality.
For the Serious Collector.