• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 196

    A SILVER INLAID HUAN RING, LATE ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-221BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SILVER INLAID HUAN RING, LATE ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-221BC)
    decorated with spiral and cross design; a bronze finial, probably from a bow, with a single hook on the cylindrical shaft, Warring States (475-221BC); and a bronze ladle, with lateral protruding hole and square sectioned shaft, possibly Shang Dynasty (ca.1600-1100BC) -- the first, 4 3/8in. (11.2cm.) diam., all three with a stand. (3)


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; acquired from Phoenix, London, April 1996 (Bm 11); formerly in the Luethi collection, acquired from Lemp, Zurich, Switzerland, July 1965 (Bm 9); from Frank Caro, New York, July 1963 (Bm 12).