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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 352

    A WELL-CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, JUE

    SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A WELL-CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, JUE
    SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
    The deep U-shaped body raised on three blade supports and crisply cast in thread relief with two taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band, one confronted on a shallow flange, the other on the C-shaped handle, the rim rising to a peak opposite the long spout flanked by a pair of posts surmounted by conical caps, with a two-character inscription cast beneath the handle, with extensive blue-green encrustation
    8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high, wood box, stand


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Tokyo in the early 1950s.


    Exhibited

    San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Hall of Flowers, Treasures of the Orient, Society for Asian Art, 1979, no. 6.