Taotie monster vase by Unknown Artist

Chinese bronze vase cast and decorated with a band of taotie monster faces in cloisonné enamel on the neck and belly.

Details

Medium:
Bronze & cloisson enamel
Acquired in:
2006
Presented by:
Mollie Lees through The Art Fund

The design is a late 19th- or early 20th-century copy of an ancient bronze ritual vessel, made to satisfy the antique collecting craze of the time.

Provenance

Collection of Mrs Mollie Lees.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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