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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL, DING

    SHANG DYNASTY (CIRCA 1600-1100 BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL, DING
    SHANG DYNASTY (CIRCA 1600-1100 BC)
    Finely cast supported on three tall, tapering columnar legs, the gently bulbous body cast with a single band below the slightly everted rim, enclosing stylised taotie masks divided by small central flanges and with raised bosses for eyes, applied on either side with a bail handle, the interior wall cast with an inscription
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) high, wood cover with carved jade finial


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE 18TH EARL OF PERTH