A large Chinese cong
A large Chinese cong. Of tubular form with a square cross section, slightly tapered sides and hollowed from both ends to meet slightly offset in the middle. The exterior is subdivided into seven tiers consisting of parallel ridges with finely incised monsters faces with oval eyes spanning the corners. 11.7 in (29.6 cm) height. Provenance: Formerly in the Alexander Taylor collection, purchased in 1957. For reference purposes see catalogue: Wooley & Wallis England, Asian Art II, 23rd May 2013, lot 697.
Auction Date: March 2014