- Dimension: Height: 11 in (27.9 cm) Width: 5 1/2 in (14.0 cm)
- Estimate From: $4000
- Estimate To: $8000
Finely cast with a cylindrical body between a flared foot and tall trumpet mouth, the neck cast with four stylized cicada blades above a leiwen band, the body and foot cast with pairs of taotie masks with raised bosses forming eyes and divided by four raised notched flanges, all against a leiwen ground, the taotie 'eyes' further embellished with turquoise beads possibly at a later time, cast to the interior of the foot with a pictogram. Western Zhou Dynasty period.
Provenance: Property from a private collection in Los Angeles