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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 217

    A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU

    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU
    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
    The broad pear-shaped body raised on a pedestal foot with upright sides below an indented waist, the sides encircled by three slightly concave bands and with a pair of masks suspending loose rings on the shoulder, the waisted neck rising to a slightly concave band below the rim, with mottled grey and pale green patina
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1968.