• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

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

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU

    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC

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    A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU
    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
    The bowl with a pair of ring handles and the cover with circular crown similarly cast with a band of lozenge pattern enclosing angular scrolls and dots repeated in lappets that are pendent from the band on the bowl and upright from the band on the cover, raised on a tall pedestal foot cast at the bottom with four decorative bands and at the top with a zigzag band above pendent blades filled with confronted dragons, the crown with decoration similar to that on the foot, with mottled grey and milky green patina and areas of malachite and azurite encrustation
    10 in. (25.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1975.


    Literature

    J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, pp. 192-5, no. 28.


    Exhibited

    Exhibition of Chinese Arts, C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 1 November 1941 - 30 April 1942, no. 49.