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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 213

    A RARE BRONZE TWO-SIDED CHARIOT FITTING

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC

    Price Realised  

    A RARE BRONZE TWO-SIDED CHARIOT FITTING
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC
    The cylindrical tube cast at the top on each side with a different taotie mask set above a hole, one mask with large horns that extend above a pair of small flanges positioned above small holes, the mask on the reverse centered by a long nose cast with scales that divides the eyes and the ears, with a small hole in the flat top which is framed by the projecting edges of the horns and ears, the dark olive-grey patina with green and ferrous encrustation
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1972.