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An extremely rare pair of archaic bronze ritual food vessels (Ding), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 子龔鼎一對

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

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An extremely rare pair of archaic bronze ritual food vessels (Ding), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 子龔鼎一對

An extremely rare pair of archaic bronze ritual food vessels (Ding), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 子龔鼎一對

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,895,500

USD

An extremely rare pair of archaic bronze ritual food vessels (Ding)

Late Shang dynasty

商末 子龔鼎一對


each finely cast with the deep U-shaped body rising from three tall cylindrical legs to an everted rim surmounted by a pair of upright handles, crisply decorated around the exterior with three pairs of taotie masks against a leiwen ground, each detailed with bulging eyes and centered by a vertical flange, all above a row of pendent cicada motifs, both vessels cast to the interior with a two-character inscription in mirror image reading Zi Gong, the surface with light malachite encrustation (2)

銘文:

子龔


Height 6½ in., 16.5 cm


Both ding are in overall good condition with expected wear, consistent with age. X-Ray available upon request.


一對鼎均整體品相良好。見正常磨損,與其年代相符。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。

Private Collection.

Christie's New York, 22nd March 1999, lot 188.


來源

私人收藏

紐約佳士得1999年3月22日,編號188

Yu Shengwu, Shang Zhou jinwen luyi [Record of Shang and Zhou bronze inscriptions], Beijing, 1957, nos 37 and 38.

Yan Yiping, Jinwen zongji, [Corpus of Bronze Inscriptions], Taipei, 1983, nos 0225 and 0226.

The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ed., Yin Zhou jinwen jicheng shiwen [Interpretations of the compendium of Yin and Zhou bronze inscriptions], vol. 2, Hong Kong, 2001, nos 1306 and 1307.

Wang Guanying, 'Zilongding de niandai yu zilongzushi diwang [The dating of Zi Long ding and the location of the Zi Long clan]', Zhongguo lishi wenwu / Journal of National Museum of China, vol. 5, Beijing, 2006, p. 17, fig. 4.

The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ed., Yin Zhou jinwen jicheng [Compendium of Yin and Zhou bronze inscriptions], Beijing, 2007, nos 01306 and 01307.

Wang Tao and Liu Yu, A Selection of Early Chinese Bronzes with Inscriptions from Sotheby's and Christie's Sales, Shanghai, 2007, pls 35 and 36.

Wang Xinyi, ed., Shangzhou tuxingwenzi bian [Catalogue of pictograms from the Shang and Zhou dynasties], Beijing, 2007, pp 371 and 372.

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 4.

Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou qingtongqi mingwen ji tuxiang jicheng [Compendium of inscriptions and images of bronzes from Shang and Zhou dynasties], vol. 1, Shanghai, 2012, nos 00466 and 00467.

Yan Zhibin, ed., Shangdai qingtongqi mingwen fenqi duandai yanjiu / The Dating Study of Bronze Inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty, Beijing, 2014, p. 337, nos 0399-01306 and 0400-01307 and p. 942, nos 399 and 400.


出版

于省吾,《商周金文錄遺》,北京,1957年,編號37及38

嚴一萍,《金文總集》,台北,1983年,編號0225及0226

中國社會科學院考古研究所編,《殷周金文集成釋文》,卷2,香港,2001年,編號1306及1307

王冠英,〈子龍鼎的年代與子龍族氏地望〉,《中國歷史文物》,期5,北京,2006年,頁17,圖4

中國社會科學院考古研究所編,《殷周金文集成》,北京,2007年,編號01306及01307

汪濤及劉雨,《流散歐美殷周有銘青銅器集錄》,上海,2007年,圖版35及36

王心怡編,《商周圖形文字編》,北京,2007年,頁371及372

彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版4

吳鎮烽,《商周青銅器銘文暨圖像集成》,卷1,上海,2012年,編號00466及00467

嚴志斌編,《商代青銅器銘文分期斷代研究》,北京,2014年,頁337,編號0399-01306及0400-01307及頁942,編號399及400

Mirroring China's Past. Emperors, Scholars, and Their Bronzes, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2018, cat. nos 22 and 23 and p. 242 (inscription).


展覽

《吉金鑒古》,芝加哥藝術博物館,芝加哥,2018年,編號22及23及頁242(銘文)