A CHINESE BRONZE OWL RITUAL VESSEL, XIAO YOU.
Ming Dynasty, or later.
Cast in the form of two addorsed owls with plump bodies raised on four stout legs with splayed feet, archaistic inscription to the interior of the body and cover, 30cm H.
Provenance: English private collection.
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