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An archaic bronze ritual steamer (Yan), Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周 伯作旅甗

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

An archaic bronze ritual steamer (Yan), Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周 伯作旅甗

An archaic bronze ritual steamer (Yan), Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周 伯作旅甗

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

27,720

USD

An archaic bronze ritual steamer (Yan)

Early Western Zhou dynasty

西周初 伯作旅甗


the body composed of a lower section divided into three bulbous lobes tapering to three columnar feet, each lobe cast with a large bovine mask with thick horns, protruding eyes and fanged mouth, rising to a deep U-form bowl encircled by three taotie masks each centered with a vertical flange, all below a flared rim surmounted by a pair of arched 'rope-twisted' loop handles, cast to the interior mouth with a four-character inscription translating to 'Bo made this traveling vessel', the interior set with a bronze plate separating the vessel sections, the surface with malachite encrustation (2)

銘文:

伯作旅彝


Height 15⅞ in., 40.3 cm

The bowl has restored breaks to one side, and the rim with a few consolidated minor cracks. Minor crack to one leg. Overall with expected wear and minor casting imperfections. X-Ray available upon request.


器身一側見損經修。口沿見幾道輕微裂紋經加固。一腿見輕微裂紋。整體見正常磨損及輕微鑄造瑕疵。X光片可供索取。


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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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我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。

準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Wui Po Kok Antique Co, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1998.


來源

滙寶閣古美術,香港,1998年

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 16. 


出版

彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版16

See a closely related yan of a very similar design and inscribed with four characters reading Bo zuo lü yan (Bo made this traveling steamer), excavated in Baoji, Shaanxi province in 1958, now in the Baoji Bronze Ware Museum, published in The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Yin Zhou jinwen jicheng [Compendium of Yin and Zhou bronze inscriptions], Beijing, 2007, no. 00858.