25 September 2020
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HU
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
The hu is thinly cast and decorated overall with various decorative bands, including three wide bands of feathers on the neck, and there are two slightly concave bands encircling the shoulder. The bronze has a pale, milky-brown patina.
11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high
Acquired in Hong Kong, 1990.
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For a discussion of the bands of decoration, see the footnote to lot 1516.
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION