A Chinese gold splash bronze vase of slender tapered form with circular neck and flat, gently everted rim with two mythological animal mask and loose-ring handles, covered all over in rich and even gold splashes, extending on the recessed base and the rim, all on a brown, bronze ground.

Early Kangxi, c. 1670.

12 3/16 inches, 31 cm high.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of Patrick Reyntiens OBE (1925-2021). Patrick Reyntiens was recognised as a genius in the subject of stained-glass, he was known as an innovative practitioner and the ecclesiastical commissions just after the second world war, mostly funded by the government’s War Damage Commission witnessed a stained-glass renaissance. Together with John Piper, he worked on the huge challenge presented by the monumental baptistery window at the new Coventry Cathedral and their further collaboration at the Lantern Tower at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral are both recognised as extraordinary achievements.


Excellent condition.