A Sino-Tibetan Bronze Ewer, 18th ~ 19th Century
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A SINO-TIBETAN BRONZE EWER, 18TH ~ 19TH CENTURY.
An interesting bronze ewer, the body cast and lathe-turned to form a ribbed mouth-rim and plain decorative band on the shoulder. The upturned octagonal spout comes from the mouth of a ferocious makara, the handle formed as another, this with an elongated scaly body. An original casting fault on the outswept foot has been repaired, perhaps at the time of the original manufacture, with a further application of molten bronze on the inside and final filling of two tiny apertures filled with lead. Made for use in the world of Tibetan Buddhism, the official religion of the Qing Court. Most likely of late 18th century manufacture.
Approximately 10.1/4 (26.7 cm) inches high. In good condition. The baluster finial on top of the lid is loose but will not become detatched.
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