A LARGE BRONZE DRUM, CHUNYU WARRING STATES PERIOD / QIN DYNASTY | 戰國至秦 青銅虎鈕錞于
Property of a Lady
A LARGE BRONZE DRUM, CHUNYU
WARRING STATES PERIOD / QIN DYNASTY
Typical oxidsation and general surface wear and dents. The x-ray images reveal that there is a patch of restoration on the shoulder of the drum; otherwise the piece is in overall good condition.
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Collection of The Honorable Parker T. Hart (1910-1997) and thence by descent.
A private Florida collection.
Sotheby's New York, 18th-19th March 2014, lot 111.
美國 Parker T. Hart 大使（1910-1997年）收藏，後於家族傳承
The drum was presented as a gift to the Honorable Parker T. Hart while he was serving in the United States foreign service as either ambassador to Saudi Arabia and then Turkey from 1965 to 1968, or from 1968 to February 1969 while serving as assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs, the highest position in that geographic bureau.