3397
3397
A HAN-STYLE BRONZE VASE AND COVER, HU
SONG DYNASTY
Estimation
30 00050 000
Lot. Vendu 350,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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3397
A HAN-STYLE BRONZE VASE AND COVER, HU
SONG DYNASTY
Estimation
30 00050 000
Lot. Vendu 350,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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A HAN-STYLE BRONZE VASE AND COVER, HU
SONG DYNASTY
of archaistic hu form, cast with a globular body surmounted by a waisted neck and slightly flared rim, all supported on a short foot, cast with a pair of taotie mask handles suspending a loose ring, the slightly convex cover set with three mythical beast projections, the bronze of a variegated brown patination with malachite-green and cuprite-red encrustation
37 cm., 14 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Lempertz, Cologne, 26th/27th November 2004, Lot 235a.

Description

The construction of the base, the integral casting of the taotie masks, the overall finish, and even the colour all closely follow Han Dynasty prototypes. There are, however, noticeable differences: the overall modelling has a touch of pottery about it; the taotie masks are not so fearsome, but instead more benevolent and aesthetic, and the three projections on the lid, which act as feet when the lid is turned upside-down, are freely interpreted features not found on Han dynasty vessels.

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong