A solid bronze cast cauldron shaped large bowl of substantial weight of 3.6kg. The gorgeous shaped bowl with flared base and well rounded upper lid edge. Below this lid is a banding on incised and silver inlaid floral design that joins the double handle lugs on each side. These ligs are applied with hand turned and wrought hand made brass nuts to the inside.
No signatured or stamps, consistent with temple or monastery pieces or very high quality.
The shape, is an interpretation of the terracotta urns used to ferment or contain wine, whereby the lid was fastened with cord through the handles