25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 40,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
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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Acquired prior to 1977.
J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, pp. 302-5, no. 58.
Six ritual wine vessels offered in Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum sale realise $125.8 million
Scholars’ objects were the luxury goods of their time — but they represented much more than monetary wealth