A LARGE AND RARE BRONZE FOOD STORAGE VESSEL, SONG DYNASTY
Both the vessel and the lid are decorated in shallow relief with circumferential scrolls of various archaic motifs
China, 11th-13th century, or even earlier
Dimensions: Height of the vessel (not including the lid) 48 cm
Condition: Several smaller segments mostly from the lid have come off; scratches, traces of wear and use to surface, minor nicks and losses;
Provenance: German private collection.