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An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jia), Middle Shang dynasty | 商中期 青銅饕餮紋斝

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jia), Middle Shang dynasty | 商中期 青銅饕餮紋斝

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jia), Middle Shang dynasty | 商中期 青銅饕餮紋斝

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

63,000

USD

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jia)

Middle Shang dynasty

商中期 青銅饕餮紋斝


the compressed globular body with a slightly convex base, resting on three blade-shaped legs and rising to a tall trumpet neck, set with a D-form handle at one side and a pair of posts with conical finials at the rim on the opposite side, the body and the neck each cast with a register comprising three units of taotie masks, the creatures' distinctive oval eyes emerging in high relief against the abstracted curvilinear facial features, each mask bordered above and below by a narrow band of raised circles, the well of the body with three triangular apertures revealing the hollow interior of the legs, the patina gray with areas of green oxidation


Height 11¼ in., 28.6 cm

In overall good condition except for a minor crack to two of the legs and another very short crack to the handle. X-Ray available upon request.


整體品相良好。兩足各見一道輕微細裂,鋬亦見一道輕微短裂。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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Wui Po Kok Antique Co, Ltd., Hong Kong, 2000.


來源

滙寶閣古美術,香港,2000年

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 10. 


出版

彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版10

The present jia can be attributed to the Middle Shang period (circa 1400-1250 BC) based on its form and decoration. Jia of this period have more dynamic profiles, more detailed relief patterns, and more heft than their Erlitou predecessors, but are less ornate than jia of the mature Anyang phase. A Middle Shang jia of this type, attributed to the late 14th - early 13th century BC, is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (acc. no. 14.85). Another jia of this form and period, also with the apertures where the legs meet the base of the body, was formerly in the collection of Avery Brundage, is now in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (obj. no. B60B45). A related jia produced circa the end of the Middle Shang period, which bears the same design elements as the present jia, but has more finely detailed taotie and lacks the dotted borders, from the collection of Yolanda and Paul Lippens is published in Christian Deydier, The Lippens Collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Hong Kong, 2019, cat. no. 12.