• 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 1019

    A COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, HU

    LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, HU
    LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
    Heavily cast, the sides encircled by three bands of fine abstract curl pattern bordered by narrow inlaid bands with raised edges, with a pair of taotie mask and loose ring handles on the shoulder and a band of pendent blades inlaid in copper below the mouth rim, with a further narrow inlaid band encircling the foot
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1971, lot 6.


    Literature

    J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, pp. 278-83, no. 50.