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An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 青銅饕餮紋爵

Estimate:

30,000 to - 50,000 USD

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 青銅饕餮紋爵

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 青銅饕餮紋爵

Estimate:

30,000 to - 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

25,200

USD

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue)

Late Shang dynasty

商末 青銅饕餮紋爵


the deep U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a guttered spout flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical finials, the exterior cast with taotie masks with bulging eyes, divided by three crenelated vertical flanges, one side set with a loop handle issuing from a bovine mask, enclosing a single-character inscription, the surface with malachite encrustation

銘文:


Height 8⅜ in., 21.3 cm

Two legs have been off and restuck. The other leg with a consolidated crack encircling. The legs with restoration to the tips. A few minor restorations to the rim and the edges of the finial caps and possible traces of minor touch-ups, including to the handle. X-Ray images available upon request.


兩足經重接。另一足見裂經加固。三足足尖見修。口沿及柱頂邊沿見幾處小修。或見些許微補痕跡,包括見於鋬處。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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


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。

Collection of Barbara J. and Helen S. Myers.

Sotheby's New York, 30th May 1990, lot 16.

Sotheby's New York, 31st March-1st April 2005, lot 149.


來源

Barbara J. 及 Helen S. Myers 收藏

紐約蘇富比1990年5月30日,編號16

紐約蘇富比2005年3月31至4月1日,編號149


Wang Tao and Liu Yu, A Selection of Early Chinese Bronzes with Inscriptions from Sotheby's and Christie's Sales, Shanghai, 2007, pl. 250.

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 8.

Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou qingtongqi mingwen ji tuxiang jicheng [Compendium of inscriptions and images of bronzes from Shang and Zhou dynasties], vol. 14, Shanghai, 2012, no. 06440.


出版

汪濤及劉雨,《流散歐美殷周有銘青銅器集錄》,上海,2007年,圖版250

彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版8

吳鎮烽,《商周青銅器銘文暨圖像集成》,卷14,上海,2012年,編號06440

The present jue is inscribed with a very rare clan symbol. Only a few examples with the same pictogram are known, including a jue and a ding from the Palace Museum, Beijing, 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. 07701 and Wu Zhenfeng, Shangzhou qingtongqi mingwen ji tuxiang jicheng [Compendium of inscriptions and images of bronzes from Shang and Zhou dynasties], vol. 1, Shanghai, 2012, no. 00255, respectively. See also a bronze gu in the Lüshun Museum, Dalian, published in Wu Zhenfeng, op. cit., vol. 17, no. 09164. This clan name has been proposed by scholars as a character composed of the upper element of qi 齊 and a lower radical tian 田. Alternative interpretations of this pictogram suggest it to be zi 𪗉 (see Zhang Yachu, Yin Zhou jinwen jicheng yinde [Index of the compendium of Yin and Zhou bronze inscriptions], Beijing, 2001, p. 370) or yu 畬 (see Wang Benxing, Jinwen zidian [Dictionary of archaic bronze inscriptions], Beijing, 2016, p. 226).