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An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period | 東周 戰國 青銅卷龍紋鋪首耳壺

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period | 東周 戰國 青銅卷龍紋鋪首耳壺

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period | 東周 戰國 青銅卷龍紋鋪首耳壺

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

22,680

USD

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover (Hu)

Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

東周 戰國 青銅卷龍紋鋪首耳壺


the pear-shaped body with four registers of repeating pairs of abstracted snake-dragons, each snake-dragon with a finely patterned S-curved body rising and falling in varying levels of relief and centered by a raised boss, recessed bands dividing each register, the neck with geometric cicada lappets rising from a chevron-and-spiral band and set with a pair of beast-mask handles, each suspending a loose ring connected by a loop-and-bar chain to an arched handle with dragon-head terminals, the domed cover cast with concentric bands of abstract motifs and set with a pair of upright loops, all supported on a straight foot cast with a braided band (2)


Height 11 in., 27.9 cm

In general good condition with some expected wear and casting imperfections, including two original cast patch repairs to the lower body. X-Ray available upon request.


整體品相良好。見些許正常磨損及鑄造瑕疵,包括下腹部兩處原始補鑄痕跡。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。

Acquired in Hong Kong, 1994.


來源

1994年購於香港

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 53.


出版

彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版53

For other hu and covers cast with this form and decoration, see one published in Chen Peifen, Xia Shang Zhou qingtongqi yanjiu: Dong Zhou pian, xia [Study of bronzes of the Xia, Shang, and Zhou periods: Eastern Zhou, vol. 2], Shanghai, 2004, pl. 615; another published in Eleanor von Erdberg, 'Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Chester Dale and Dolly Carter', Artibus Asiae Supplementum, vol. 35, 1978, pl. 54; and a third from the Brandt Collection, sold in our London rooms, 10th July 1979, lot 5.