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An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (gui)
Late Shang / Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th / 11th Century BC
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 33,600 USD
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75
An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (gui)
Late Shang / Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th / 11th Century BC
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 33,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (gui)
Late Shang / Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th / 11th Century BC
the bombé sides cast with large taotie masks bearing C-scroll 'ears' and slit boss eyes, centrally divided by a low flange reserved against a plain ground, between loop handles issuing from bovine masks and terminating with pendant tabs, all supported on a pedestal foot cast with four pairs of confronting gui dragons divided by low flanges, the gun-metal patina with patches of light malachite encrustation
10 in., 25.5 cm
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Provenance

Bluett & Sons Ltd., London.

Catalogue Note

The present gui is closely related to the important 'Ya Chou gui', illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Wasington D.C., 1990, fig. 38.1, p. 362.  Compare also a related gui from the collections of Norman C. Armitage and Nai Chi-Chang, sold in these rooms, 22nd March 2001, lot 5; and another, formerly in the collection of Mr. Carleton Swift, Washington D.C., sold in these rooms, 17th September 2003, lot 5.

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

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New York