Description The motifs and shape are inspired by ceremonial water vessels of the 10th century BCE. The glazes are intended to suggest the patina of an inlaid bronze long buried in the earth.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Reign mark of the Qianlong emperor In gold
Credit Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931
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