• 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 1262

    A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

    SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
    SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC
    The trumpet-shaped upper section cast with four blades filled with leiwen above a band of serpents with angular arched bodies, the middle section with two taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges repeated on the spreading lower section which is cast with a band of tigers shown in profile above two further taotie masks, with an inscription cast inside the foot
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high, box


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 12 June 1990, lot 5.