• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

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

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING

    EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH CENTURY BC

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    A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING
    EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH CENTURY BC
    Raised on three hollow legs splayed at the bottom and with core-filled V-shaped open backs, each surmounted by a taotie mask centered by a barbed flange flanked by zigzag lines, the lower portion of the broad shallow bowl with a pattern of eyes centering two whorling angular scrolling arms that terminate in dragon heads, with a more simplified version of the pattern in a narrow band above, with a pair of bail handles cast on the outer side with dragons rising from the everted rim, with grey-green patina and malachite green encrustation
    11 15/16 in. (30.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Warren E. Cox & Associates, New York, 1967.


    Literature

    Hayashi Minao, Shunju Sengoku jidai seidoki no kenkyu (Inshu seidoki soran san), Tokyo, 1989, p. 2, no. 20.
    J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, pp. 82-5, no. 1.