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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (JUE) LATE SHANG DYNASTY
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT
178

PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (JUE) LATE SHANG DYNASTY
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (JUE) LATE SHANG DYNASTY
the deep U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a guttered spout flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical finials, the exterior cast with two taotie masks with bulging eyes beneath a band of upright cicada lappets, one side set with a loop handle issuing from a bovine mask, enclosing an inscription reading X zhi fu xin, the surface oxidized with areas of malachite encrustations
Height 8  3/4  in., 22.2 cm
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Provenance

Nagatani, Inc., Chicago, 17th March 1947. 
Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978). 

Important Chinese Art

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