• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1018

    A BRONZE ELLIPTICAL BOWL AND COVER

    LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE ELLIPTICAL BOWL AND COVER
    LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
    The body rising from a flat base, flat-cast at the shoulder and again on the cover with a band of intertwined dragons, the bodies alternately filled with feathers or granulation, with petal-shaped panels filled with intertwined serpents reserved on a granulated ground pendent from the band on the bowl, which is also applied with a pair of loop handles inset on top with malachite inlay, the cover with four later-added, recumbent mythical beasts alternating with engraved stags
    7½ in. (19 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1977.


    Literature

    J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, pp. 302-5, no. 58.