Appealing bottle-shaped socle with a small bulge an the join to the very long neck and flared disk rim on top. Wax strands overlaid to obtain the stepped bottom and the band on the neck.
The upper end with a hole to insert a heraldic bronze finial (opposed animals, master of animals, etc)
Almost identical items no. 110 and 112 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For a related example formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 136 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes du Luristan et dâ€™Amlash. Louvain-La-Neuve 1982.
Luristan, 8th/7th century BC
H. 17.5 cm (6.8 in)
Intact and of pristine condition. Nice pale green patina with soil deposits in places.
Ex Fischer Auktionen, Lucerne (data will be provided to the buyer)
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed