£300 - $500
An archaistic style large heavy baluster form Hu shaped vase with elephant form handles. A taotie mask to the neck and further pendant Taotie masks of shield form, cicada, arranged around the shoulder of the vase. The foot of the base decorated with further Taotie style motifs.
The design is partially cast but with some cold working notably to the neck and the foot of the vase. The vase has an attractive mottled patination. The interior of the vase is quite roughly cast. It measures 26.5cm high, and is approximately 13cm in diameter and weighs 2.283 kg. Probably Japanese and 19th century or earlier. Shipping at Cost.