16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 27,500
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU, AND A BRONZE RITUAL WINE LADLE
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (CIRCA 1046-771 BC)
The you is cast in high relief around the shoulder with two taotie masks flanked by two long-tailed birds, their tails terminating at loops to which are attached the animal head-surmounted ends of the arched handle. The cover is also cast with a band of birds flanking simplified masks between raised tabs at the ends and below a pierced, open finial. The ladle has a deep bowl and an arched shaft joined to the flattened, flared handle by a small bovine mask.
You 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high with handle; ladle 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long, box
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Ladle: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 12-13 March 1975, lot 124.
Both: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995.
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