Lot 58
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AN ARCHAIC BROZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU) SHANG DYNASTY 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • Height 10 3/4  in., 27.2 cm
the tall and slim trumpet-shaped body with a flaring mouth and molded conical foot, the waist with two taotie masks divided by raised flanges, beneath two bowstrings, the foot with four dragons in profile, the space between the motifs filled with leiwen-spirals; a pictograph found underneath the foot, reading wei, with olive-green patina and malachite encrustations

Provenance

Japanese collection formed before the 1980s.
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