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An archaic bronze tripod vessel (Lian), Han dynasty | 漢 青銅奩

An archaic bronze tripod vessel (Lian), Han dynasty | 漢 青銅奩

An archaic bronze tripod vessel (Lian), Han dynasty | 漢 青銅奩

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An archaic bronze tripod vessel (Lian)

Han dynasty

漢 青銅奩


the exterior with a later carved inscription reading Ya Wu Shou zuo Fuji zunyi (Ya Wu Shou made this precious vessel for Father Ji)

後加銘文:

亞無壽作父己尊彝


Height 6⅜ in., 16.1 cm.

Good condition with typical oxidisation, minor denting and general surface wear.


整體品相良好,惟見正常氧化痕跡,輕微凹痕及正常使用痕跡。


Because this lot was imported into the United States after September 1, 2020, it is subject to an import tariff of 7.5% of the value declared upon entry into the United States. $375, plus applicable sales tax will be included on your invoice unless you instruct Sotheby's to arrange shipping of the lot to a foreign address. For more information on the import tariff, please review the Symbol Key in the back of the catalogue. If you have any questions, please contact tariffs@sothebys.com.


由於本拍品在2020年9月1日之後進口到美國,所以買家可能需就本拍品支付進口關稅,金額為拍品進口美國當時申報價值的7.5%。除非您要求蘇富比安排運送拍品到美國境外之地址,否則發票上將包括375美元以及相關的銷售稅。如欲查詢進口關稅的更多信息,請查閱目錄背面的附錄。 如有任何疑問,敬請聯繫tariffs@sothebys.com


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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 His Excellency Hugues Le Gallais (1896-1964).

Sotheby's London, 11th November 1958, lot 81. 

Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). 

Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. H.7.21. 


Hugues Le Gallais (1896-1964) 閣下收藏

倫敦蘇富比1958年11月11日,編號81

吳權博士 (1910-1997) 收藏

吳蓮伯博物院,1968年至今,編號H.7.21

Compare another Han dynasty bronze lian vessel, probably also used as a cosmetics box, complete with its original cover, sold in these rooms, 22nd March 2011, lot 195, from the collection of J.T. Tai & Co.


The later-added inscription on the present vessel may be inspired by the Wu Shou yan from the early Western Zhou dynasty, which has a very similar inscription, only lacking the bao character. The Wu Shou yan is illustrated in Xuanhe bogu tulu [Illustrated catalogue of antique treasures from the Xuanhe hall], Boruzhai chongxiu edition, Wanli 16th year (1588), vol. 18, p. 25.