• 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 1264

    A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL WINE VESSEL, JUE

    SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL WINE VESSEL, JUE
    SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
    Raised on three blade-form supports, the sides cast with a band comprising two taotie masks with rounded rectangular eyes centered on and separated by notched flanges, below a band of small blades with cicada and two large scroll-filled blades rising up under the spout and the opposite end, with a curved handle which issues from a bovine mask beneath capped posts rising from the rim, with overall mottled dark grey and pale green patina
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, two wood stands, Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    Private Japanese collection, acquired in the 1970s.


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