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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU)
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH - 11TH CENTURY BC
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU)
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH - 11TH CENTURY BC
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU)
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH - 11TH CENTURY BC
of slender waisted form, crisply cast around the mid-section with pairs of taotie masks with raised eyes divided by notched flanges, the splayed foot similarly decorated, the tall flared neck encircled by four upright triangular blades rising from a band of spirals, the surface with areas of malachite encrustation
Height 9 3/4  in., 24.7 cm
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Provenance

K. Yokoyama & Co., Kyoto, 1953.
Collection of Josef (1894-1969) and Meri (1920-2017) von Sternberg, and thence by descent.

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