A Bronze Dou and Cover (Food Vessel)


Warring States Period
Height: 23.3cm

The deep vessel supported on a splayed foot, cast in low relief around the body, domed cover and foot with bands containing horizontal registers of curled dragons within square cells, with a raised rope twist band at the waist, cast in the interior of the flat circular knop in light relief with a coiled phoenix, applied to the sides with a pair of loop handles, the surface with blue and green encrustation.