Lot 103
  • 103

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

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8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • Bronze
of a deep U-shape, supported on three splayed blade-form legs, the body cast with a pair of taotie masks against a leiwen ground, the spout flanked by a pair of capped finials, the side set with a loop handle over a single pictograph reading yao, the surface a silvery-green with patches of malachite and ferrous encrustation

Provenance

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 4th-5th January 1956, lot 109.

Catalogue Note

For similar examples of jue inscribed with the same pictograph see Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou Qingtongqi Mingwenji tuxiang jicheng (A Collection of Inscriptions and Images of Shang and Zhou Archaic Bronzes) Vol. 14, Shanghai, 2012, pls 06476 - 06478.
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