• 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 1016

    A LARGE BRONZE SHALLOW TRIPOD RITUAL VESSEL, PAN

    LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC

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    A LARGE BRONZE SHALLOW TRIPOD RITUAL VESSEL, PAN
    LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
    Raised on three stout supports, the shallow sides cast with a band of backward-facing dragons filled with scrolls and granulation, with a pair of faceted lug handles suspending loose rings
    17½ in. (44.5 cm.) across handles


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.


    Literature

    R. Poor, Ritual Bronzes of Ancient China, New York, 1968.
    J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, pp. 328-31, no. 65.