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A pair of archaic bronze 'ox' linchpins Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty | 商晚期至西周早期 青銅牛首車轄一對

Property of a Lady 女史珍藏

A pair of archaic bronze 'ox' linchpins Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty | 商晚期至西周早期 青銅牛首車轄一對

A pair of archaic bronze 'ox' linchpins Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty | 商晚期至西周早期 青銅牛首車轄一對

Property of a Lady

A pair of archaic bronze 'ox' linchpins

Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty

女史珍藏

商晚期至西周早期 青銅牛首車轄一對


each cast as an ox head rendered with a pair of tapering, spiralled horns above bulging eyes, pierced with an aperture behind and set against a crescent-shaped back, all above a flattened pierced shaft, wood stand

9.4 cm

The left horn of the left linchpin has been retouched. There are also minor losses (such as the right horn of the left linchpin) as well as typical oxidation.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Collection of Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954).

Collection of the Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962.

Christie's New York, 22nd March 2013, lot 1128.


Raymond A. Bidwell(1876-1954年)收藏

斯普林菲爾德博物館收藏,馬薩諸塞州斯普林菲爾德,1962年入館藏

紐約佳士得2013年3月22日,編號1128

The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965, pp. 42-43.


《The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics》,斯普林菲爾德博物館,馬薩諸塞州斯普林菲爾德,1965年,頁42-43

It is rare to find a pair of bronze linchpins of this high quality, preserved in such good condition. See a pair of linchpins in the collection of the Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, illustrated together with their axle caps in Ancient Chinese Arts in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1989, pl. 99, and one in the British Museum, London, illustrated in William Watson, Handbook of the Collections of Early Chinese Antiquities, London, 1962, pl. 36.