Lot 59
  • 59

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

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
Sold
75,000 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • Height 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm; Diameter 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm
the deep rounded body with an everted rim all raised on a tall splayed foot, a frieze below the rim decorated with stylized dragon motifs, bi-sectioned by three raised taotie masks, similarly on the foot but without the masks, the body of the vessel decorated with evenly spaced projecting bosses enclosed within a diamond trellis ground of elongated leiwen-pattern, the bronze with a green patina and a few patches of malachite found in and outside the vessel

Provenance

Japanese collection formed before the 1980s.
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