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

$15,000

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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

  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Depth: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Style
    Han (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastBronze,Silvered
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 3rd Century BC
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Some small dents to the body and expected repairs and patches.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894717243521

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Austin, TX

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 dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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