• 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 1017

    A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU

    LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC

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    A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU
    LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
    The spreading stem foot and the bowl flat-cast with a band of tiny, tightly intertwined scrolls, the cover with two bands of tiny confronted bird-headed scrolls, and the circular crown with a band of intertwined serpents reserved on a granulated ground, with a pair of loop handles
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, 8¾ in. (22.4 cm.) across handles


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.


    Literature

    T. Drexel, Chineische Bronzen: Ein Brevier, 1958, p. 35.
    G.W. Weber, Jr., The Ornaments of Late Chou Bronzes, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1973, RO#10, pl. 16.
    Hayashi Minao, Shunju Sengokujidai seidoki no kenkyu (In Shu seidoki soran ni), Tokyo, 1989, p. 75, no. 31.
    J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, pp. 178-83, no. 24.