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1058

A pair of inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, Jue, Late Shang dynasty | 商末 青銅獸面紋乙冉爵一對

Estimate:

240,000 - 280,000 HKD

Property of a Lady 女史珍藏

A pair of inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, Jue, Late Shang dynasty | 商末 青銅獸面紋乙冉爵一對

A pair of inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, Jue, Late Shang dynasty | 商末 青銅獸面紋乙冉爵一對

Estimate:

240,000 - 280,000 HKD

Lot sold:

945,000

HKD

Property of a Lady

A pair of inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, Jue,

Late Shang dynasty

女史珍藏

商末 青銅獸面紋乙冉爵一對


inscribed yi ran

17 cm

The X-rays show that one of the vessels is in good condition. The other has a 5.5cm vertical crack next to the handle, a restored break to the spout and a small area of restoration to the underside. Minor repair to tips of the feet. Typical encrustation.


X光片顯示其中一爵品相良好。另一爵柄旁有一約5.5公分垂直裂縫;壺嘴一裂縫經修;及底部一處經修。爵足見小磕。器面帶典型鏽斑。



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Please note the following amendments to the printed catalogue Please note that there is an update on the condition report. 請注意以下拍品之修正 請注意品相報告經更新及修正。
Acquired in Hong Kong, 7th October 2013 (HKD 368,000).
購於香港,2013年10月7日(港幣368,000)

Wu Zhenfeng, Shangzhou qingtongqi mingwen ji tuxiang jicheng [Compendium of Inscriptions and Images of Bronzes from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties], vol. 15, Shanghai, 2012, nos 07285 and 07286.


吳鎮烽,《商周青銅器銘文暨圖像集成》,卷15,上海,2012年,編號 07285 及 07286

It is rare to find a pair of jue preserved in such good condition. The pictogram yi ran is found on other vessels. See another jue sold in our London rooms, 18th May 1973, lot 23.