• 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 1026

    A SMALL PARCEL-GILT-DECORATED INCISED BRONZE BOWL

    EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL PARCEL-GILT-DECORATED INCISED BRONZE BOWL
    EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC
    The exterior cast with three bow-string bands superimposed by two mask handles, the lower body, base, interior and everted rim incised with scrolling decoration and dogtooth bands retaining gilding; together with a small bronze stand, Han dynasty, raised on three bear supports, with circles cast atop the rim, and inlaid with a ring of now opaque ivory-colored material; and a small gilt-bronze ding and cover surmounted by three recumbent rams, Han dynasty
    6½, 5 5/8 and 6 in. (16.5, 14.3 and 15.2 cm.) across (3)


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    Provenance

    Parcel-gilt bowl: acquired prior to 1977.
    Stand: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Gilt-bronze ding and cover: acquired prior to 1977.