• 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 1268

    A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

    SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
    SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC
    With plain trumpet-form neck above a pair of bow-string bands, the rounded mid-section flat-cast with a band of two pairs of dragons with rounded eyes centered on a narrow flange and set between narrow bands of circles, above two further bow-string bands, the spreading foot cast in similar fashion with two pairs of confronted dragons, with overall mottled green patina and green and ferrous encrustation
    11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm.) high, Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    Private Japanese collection, acquired in the 1920s.