21 - 22 June 2016
DEUX PETITS VASES RITUELS EN BRONZE, HU
CHINE, EPOQUE DES ROYAUME COMBATTANTS, IVEME-IIIEME SIECLE AV.JC.
Both pear-shaped vases are flat-cast with bands of scroll-filled, triangular pattern set within narrow scroll borders which are repeated on the neck. At the base there is a band of upright triangular blades filled with scrolls. There is a pair of mask handles suspending loose rings on the shoulders.
11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high
With La Maison Han-Martine Nathan, Paris, 4 December 1997.
Property of a French Private collector.
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A very similar hu, is illustrated by J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, p. 284, no. 51, dated late Warring States period, 3rd century BC.
Post Lot Text
TWO SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS, HU CHINA, WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
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