AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (DING)
LATE SHANG DYNASTY
the deep U-shaped body supported on three tall cylindrical legs, the everted rim set with two upright loop handles, crisply cast around the body with a band of three pairs of stylized confronting dragons against a leiwen ground, centered by short vertical flanges, all above a skirt of pendent triangular lappets enclosing formalized cicadas on leiwen ground, cast to the inside rim with a single pictogram reading ding, the surface with malachite encrustation, wood stand (2)
Height 8⅝ in., 22 cm
The rim has a restored crack, measuring approx. 2 cm long. Otherwise, the vessel is in overall good condition with some expected wear, consistent with age. X-ray images available upon request.
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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Collection of A. F. Glathe.
Collection of William A. Klink (1923-2019), acquired prior to 1947, and thence by descent.
A. F. Glathe 收藏
威廉姆•克林克 (1923-2019) 收藏，得於1947年之前，此後家族傳承
Chen Mengjia, Meidiguozhuyi jielue de woguo Yin Zhou tongqi jilu [Compilation of Yin and Zhou archaic bronzes in America], Beijing, 1962, no. A16.