AN ARCHAISTIC PATINATED BRONZE ZUN-SHAPED VASE
清 18世紀 Qing dynasty 18th century
This vessel is imitated in the style of the bronze statues of the Shang and Zhou dynasties.
The mouth of this device is outward, with a wide edge, a neck, a slightly bulging belly, a deep belly to the bottom, and a ring foot.The pattern imitates the taotie pattern of ancient bronzes. The shape is simple and vigorous, the carcass is thick and the decoration is fine.