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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 496

    A BRONZE STEM BOWL AND COVER, DOU

    WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)

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    A BRONZE STEM BOWL AND COVER, DOU
    WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)
    The rounded bowl raised on a tall, slightly waisted stem foot, cast around the sides with two bands of small tight S-scrolls, the wider upper band interrupted by a pair of faceted ring handles, with a similar band on the spreading foot and others encircling the domed cover and on the flared crown, with silvery grey patina and some green encrustation
    10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high, two Japanese wood boxes


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    A similar dou from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lidow was included in the exhibition, Ancient Ritual Bronzes of China, Los Angeles Museum of Art, 3 February - 26 April 1976, p. 64, no. 40. A comparable example, lacking the second band of S-scroll on the body and with different decoration on the flared crown is illustrated by J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Washington DC, 1995, pp. 178-9. no. 24. See, also, a very closely related example, sold in these rooms, 22 March 2007, lot 243.

    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, Kansai.
    Acquired in Japan prior to World War II.