This magnificent archaic bronze is an exceptionally rare four-legged example of the ritual food vessel known as a gui. It boasts extraordinary provenance: from the imperial collection of the Qianlong Emperor it passed to many of the most famous collectors and dealers of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Wu Dacheng, C.T. Loo, Edward T. Chow and Bella and P.P. Chiu.
Christie’s Asian Art Week features an exciting series of sales at our Rockefeller Plaza galleries this September. From an exquisite pair of Tang-dynasty Buddhist figures to Chinese paintings, South Asian modern and contemporary art, Himalayan sculptures, and more, treasures from every category of Asian art wait to be discovered.