Lot 658
  • 658

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (JUE) LATE SHANG DYNASTY |

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 USD
Sold
18,750 USD
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Description

  • Height 8 1/8  in., 20.5 cm
the deep U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a guttered spout flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical finials, the exterior cast with two taotie masks with bulging eyes, one side set with a loop handle issuing from a bovine mask, enclosing an inscription possibly reading fu, the patina of smooth reddish-brown color with some areas of malachite encrustation

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 19th September 2001, lot 1.
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