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Chinese Han Dynasty Silver-Decorated Garlic Head Bronze Hu Vase, 3rd Century BC

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A gorgeous and striking late Warring States (475 to 221 BC) or early Han Dynasty (221 to 206 BC) cast bronze and silver-decorated garlic head hu vessel. Of elegant bottle form, with a beautiful rounded body and elongated neck topped by a garlic head mouth, all rising from a squat, splayed foot. A pair of taotie masks with loose ring handles applied at the shoulders. The most striking feature of this vessel is the use of a contrasting silvered decoration on the neck to create a zigzag pattern, with further use of the technique to highlight on the ridges of the body and foot. The bronze with a complicated and rich patina of verdigris and cuprite.  

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 3rd Century BC
  • Condition Details
    Some small dents to the body and expected repairs and patches.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 16.5 in. x W 8 in. x D 8 in.H 41.91 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 20.32 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU894717243521
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Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang d...

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