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An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel (jue)
Late Shang dynasty, 13th / 12th Century BC
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 36,000 USD
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74
An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel (jue)
Late Shang dynasty, 13th / 12th Century BC
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 36,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel (jue)
Late Shang dynasty, 13th / 12th Century BC
the deep U-shaped body supported on three tall blade feet, with two mushroom-cap finials flanking the curving spout opposite the triangular projecting rim, cast with rising blade-lappets above taotie masks, reserved on a leiwen ground and divided by low notched flanges, one side cast with a pictogram behind loop handle issuing from a bovine-mask, wood stand (2)
Quantity: 2
8 1/8 in., 20.7 cm
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Catalogue Note

Jue of this type were discovered in the lavishly furnished royal tomb of King Wu Ding (1324-1265 BC), and are illustrated in Tomb of Lady Hao at Yinxu in Anyang, Beijing, 1980, pl. 58.  A related jue is also illustrated in Robert W. Bagley, Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Washington D.C., 1987, no. 13; and another very close example in Zhongguo qingtonqi quanji, vol. 3, Beijing, 1997, pl. 26.  Compare also a similar example sold in these rooms, 22nd September 2004, lot 101; and another on 31st March 2005, lot 149.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York