A Ming Dynasty Bronze Vases 15th or 16th Century. The Handles with Dragon Terminals and loops. The Moulded Decoration Consists of Ruyi-Heads in the Archaic Style and the Lower Register is of Crashing Waves. .
Condition: The one side has been partly crushed down just above the wave border. Other wise in good condition.
Size: Height : 20 cm (8 inches)
References:For a Ming bronze `Ding` from the Jiajing Period dated 1528 with similar a diaper panel and masks see : Inaugural Exhibition Volume 2 Chinese Metalwares and Decorative Arts (The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath England, 1993) Page 88 Item 284.