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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
The deep U-shaped body raised on three blade-form legs and cast around the sides with a band of leiwen-bordered diamonds centered by bosses below a narrow scroll band, with a single pictograph cast on the body behind the loop handle, and with a pair of posts surmounted by whorl-cast caps rising from either side of the spout, with mottled olive-grey patina and areas of malachite encrustation
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Provenance
Mayuyama Collection, Tokyo.
Kochukyo, Japan.
Literature
Naito Kenkichi, Nihon shucho shina kodo seika, vol. 3, Yamanaka Shokai, 1961, no. 229 (top), Mayuyama Collection, Tokyo.

Lot Essay

The inscription consists of a graph depicting an inverted arrow head rendered in fine, raised lines.
The type of boss and leiwen diamond decoration on this unusual jue is more usually found on bronze gui, such as the Shang dynasty example illustrated by John A. Pope et al., The Freer Chinese Bronzes, vol. I, Washington, 1967, pp. 164-5, pl. 29.

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