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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU)
LATE SHANG DYNASTY
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
70
AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU)
LATE SHANG DYNASTY
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU)
LATE SHANG DYNASTY
of slender waisted form with a trumpet neck, crisply cast around the central bulb with a pair of taotie masks, each detailed with bulging eyes and centered by a vertical flange, the splayed foot raised on a low footring, decorated with a further pair of taotie masks, all against a ground of intricate leiwen, the surface with areas of malachite encrustation, the interior of the base cast with two inscriptions reading zuoceren and niao
Height 9 7/8  in., 25 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Tadao Kobayashi (1922-2008), acquired in Asia between 1950s and 60s.

Important Chinese Art

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