Lot 55
  • 55

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (JUE) LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
Sold
25,000 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • Height 7 3/4  in., 19.5 cm
the deep U-shaped cup supported by three triangular blade splayed feet, the arched mouth set with two erected posts with mushroom-shaped caps, the body with a loop handle and decorated with a frieze with two pairs of eyes in relief, against fine spirals centred by two narrow flanges, a two-character inscription beneath the handle, the bronze with olive-green malachite encrustation

Provenance

Collection of Mr and Mrs Malcolm E. McPherson, acquired in Tokyo in the early 1950’s.
Christie's New York, 17th September 2008, lot 352.

Exhibited

San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Hall of Flowers, Treasures of the Orient, Society for Asian Art, 1979, no. 6.
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