Lot 64
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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER (DING OR DUI) WARRING STATES PERIOD

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
11,250 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • Height 6 3/4  in., 17 cm
with a rounded bowl and domed cover, supported by three cabriole legs, two loop handles on each side, three ring knobs, both the bowl and cover decorated with friezes of tiny dots, spirals and stylised dragons; the bronze with a green patina and encrustration

Provenance

Collection of Lillian Schloss.

Catalogue Note

Lillian Schloss and her late husband Ezekiel began collecting Chinese art in the 1960s. Their collection has been exhibited at Vassar College Art Gallery (New York) and the Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University.

This type of vessel has been called ding by some scholars, and dui by others.  It is likely derived from the early type of ding, but became a serving, rather than cooking vessel in the Warring States period.
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