• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1008

    A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING

    EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING
    EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC
    Raised on three slender legs, cast in low relief with a band of alternating whorl and 'star' or 'eye and crescent' motifs reserved on a ground of intaglio leiwen retaining some black inlay, with a pair of bail handles rising from the rim, areas of heavy encrustation
    9 in. (23 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    S. & G. Gump Co., San Francisco.
    Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
    The Cranbrook Collection: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 2-5 May 1972, lot 436.
    Mrs. Manuel Gottlieb Collection; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 20-21 November 1973, lot 61.


    Literature

    J. Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIB, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1990, pp. 260-1, no. 12.