• 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 1269

    A BRONZE TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JIA

    SHANG DYNASTY, EARLY ANYANG PERIOD, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JIA
    SHANG DYNASTY, EARLY ANYANG PERIOD, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC
    Raised on three blade-form supports, the sides flat-cast with a wide band of three taotie masks positioned between the supports and with rounded eyes and a slender dividing flange, beneath a narrow band of stylized dragons, with a simple strap handle and a pair of rectangular posts with large conical caps cast with comma motifs, with malachite encrustation and a pale milky green patina
    11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high, box


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong in 1992.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN