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Covered tripod cauldron (lei)

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Large covered ovoid, bronze-form cauldron with three cabriole legs and two movable rings attached to arched handles at the shoulders; the slightly domed cover with matching movable ring-handle; light gray stoneware body with natural ash glaze over horizontal bands of stamped decoration.
Department of Asian Art [The Chinese Porcelain Company New York July 1999] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation Woodside CA (1999-2006) partial gift; to Harvard University Art Museums 2006. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through a fund established by Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane for the purchase of Asian art
Title: Covered tripod cauldron (lei)
Description:
Large covered ovoid, bronze-form cauldron with three cabriole legs and two movable rings attached to arched handles at the shoulders; the slightly domed cover with matching movable ring-handle; light gray stoneware body with natural ash glaze over horizontal bands of stamped decoration.

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