25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 110,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
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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Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1971, lot 6.
J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, pp. 278-83, no. 50.