• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1265

    A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, YU

    SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, YU
    SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
    The deep sides cast with a band of 'boss and diamond' pattern below a narrow band of six pairs of dragons shown in profile separated by three taotie masks cast in high relief, raised on a pedestal foot pierced with three oblong apertures above a band of further pairs of dragons centered by a narrow flange, the mottled patina with malachite, azurite and ferrous encrustation
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diam., wood stand, two Japanese wood boxes


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    Provenance

    Private Japanese collection, acquired in the 1920s.