Ming dynasty vase with moulded animals, 16th Century
Pottery vase of square bronze form, the long flaring neck moulded with flowers, a rabbit and a bird, the waist and base with buddhistic lions head masks and symbols, glazed in a thick turquoise and brown.
16th, earlier 17th century.
minor losses, glaze in good condition.
ref. “Ming Ceramics in the British Museum” p410 for similar pieces.