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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH/11TH CENTURY BC
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 36,050 GBP
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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH/11TH CENTURY BC
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 36,050 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH/11TH CENTURY BC
the rounded body rising from a high spreading foot to an angled shoulder and broad flaring mouth, the shoulders cast in high relief with three bovine masks set against a stylised bird band, all above three large taotie masks with boss 'eyes' divided by vertical flanges, the foot and neck encircled by bowstring lines, the metal patinated to a dark gun-metal tone with an overall light and fairly even malachite encrustation
22.5cm., 8 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 13th November 2002, lot 34.

Catalogue Note

A similar zun in the Hunan Provincial Museum is illustrated in Zhongguo qingtongqi quanji, vol. 4, Beijing, 1998, pls 117 and 118; and another was sold in these rooms, 10th December 1968, lot 29.

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