Bronze bucket-shaped Vessel

Bronze bucket-shaped Vessel

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Offered by Blitz Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art




Bronze bucket-shaped vessel

Our bronze bucket-shaped vessel with overhead swing handle has the robust outline often found on objects dating to the Tang period. Our piece has a dark patination but shining through is a metal with a golden glow. This type of alloy is referred to in Japan as 'sahari' bronze. Judging from the small amount of space between the edge of the rim and the swing handle, we think it likely that this vessel was a bucket and did not have a lid. It was probably used in a Buddhist ritual. The inside has shallow concentric circles, showing that the vessel was turned on a lathe. The combination of form and colour results in a wonderful visual balance.

Origin
China
Period
Tang
Material
Bronze
Reference
100-10
Sizes
22.5 cm

Offered by

Blitz Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Postbus 15715
1001 NE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 20 623 2663
+31 650 262 698
http://www.driesblitz.com

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