Lot 54
  • 54

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU) SHANG DYNASTY, EARLY YINXU PERIOD, 14TH-12TH CENTURY BC

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
25,000 USD
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Description

  • Height 9 1/8  in., 23 cm
the trumpet-shaped body with a flaring mouth, a bulged waist and a splayed foot, the waist decorated with two taotie masks in low relief, bordered by rows of small circlets, on the foot four stylized dragon motifs in profile, bordered with the same circlets; two openwork crosses dividing the waist and foot, the bronze with a warm bronze patina and with patches of green malachite encrustration   
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