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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 212

    A RARE BRONZE CHARIOT FITTING

    MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE BRONZE CHARIOT FITTING
    MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC
    The socket well cast on the two broad sides with a long-tailed bird with long trailing crest feathers reserved on a leiwen-ground panel, one of the narrow sides with a panel of an elongated cicada, and the other narrow side with a rectangular opening, with a flat plate at the widest end from which extends a slightly flared flange cast with another long-tailed bird on a leiwen ground, with mottled milky green patina
    9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) long, stand


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    See the related chariot fitting cast with similar bird decoration illustrated by A. Leth, Catalogue of Selected Objects of Chinese Art in the Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, 1959, no. 17.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1978.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot does not have a stand.


    Literature

    J. Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIA, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1990, p. 82, fig. 112.