Flower Vase with Handles in the Shape of Elephant Heads
- China Southern Song - Ming dynasties, 12th-14th centuries
- h: 27.5cm md: 6.6cm d: 14.3cm bd: 9.8cm
There are many examples of Chinese bronzes from the Song dynasty through the Qing dynasty that have been used in Japan as flower vases. This work was used as a flower vase at a flower exhibition held in 1665. This flower vase was owned by the Tokugawa shogunal family.