A Chinese gold splash bronze circular vase of hu form, with two loose ring and mythical animal mask handles, all on a gently splayed ribbed foot and upright gallery rim, the body covered with rich gold splashes, continuing on to the base.
The underside with a six character relief mark of Xuande impressed in a rectangle.
Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century.
6 3/4 inches, 17.2 cm high.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a French Private Collection.
  • From an old English private collection.
  • The base with ink inscription Hatoun, Cairo, January 8th.
  • A similar gold splash vase with two mask and ring handles is in the Bristol City Art Gallery.