A RARE 'XING' MORTAR 10TH/11TH CENTURY
the robustly-potted octagonal body with shallow circular bowl and hollow base, each concave side set with a large ferocious animal mask with bared fangs and small horns, several of the masks enclosing loose balls, each panel edged with simulated bamboo protruding at the rim and foot, covered overall in a pale ice-blue glaze
22 cm, 8 3/4 in.
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09 Nov 10:00
United Kingdom, London