A rare pair of archaic bronze lidded vases with chain handle Late Warring States period-early Western Han dynasty | 戰國晚期至西漢 青銅蓋壺一對
Property from a European private collection | 歐洲私人收藏
Property from a European private collection
A rare pair of archaic bronze lidded vases with chain handle
Late Warring States period-early Western Han dynasty
H. 32 cm, 12 5/8 in.
H. 33 cm, 13 in.
Collection particulière européenne
Rare paire de vases couverts en bronze archaïques avec des poignées en chaîne, fin de l'époque des Royaumes Combattants-début de la dynastie des Han occidentaux
Overall these two elegant vessels are generally in good condition. There are some expected minor knots or losses including a chip in the metal to the rim of one (1 x 0.5 cm). One of the rings suspending the handle of one vase has broken off and is kept in a separate bag, and there is a repair to the other ring. There is some cuprite and malachite encrustations that has developed on the surface as visible on the catalogue photo.
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.
Galerie 41, Monaco, 2nd April 2007.