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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 215

    A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING

    LATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY BC

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    A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING
    LATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY BC
    The hemispherical body raised on four tall cabriole legs and cast on the upper body with a band of detached scales between bow-string borders and above a pronounced ridge, with a pair of bail handles rising from the inward-canted rim, one side of the interior later carved with a lengthy inscription, with dark grey patina and mottled green encrustation
    11 13/16 in. (30 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Alan Priest Collection; Sotheby's, London, 16 November 1971, lot 5.


    Literature

    J. Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIB, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1990, pp. 306-8, no. 23.