A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, hu Han Dynasty
Lot 138*
A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, hu Han Dynasty and later
£12,000 - 18,000
US$ 20,000 - 31,000
amended
Auction Details
Lot Details
A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, hu
Han Dynasty and later
The compressed body cast with a high-relief band of stylised taotie on each of the three sides divided by a flange rising from the mask-headed legs, three crouching frogs on the plain upper part, one above each flange below the flaring rim, the surface extensively lightly green patinated and with richer malachite patches.
26.5cm (10¼in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: D. David-Weill, Paris, no.DW 3210-1:V324

    Exhibited and published: Royal Academy of Arts, Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art 1935-6, London, 1935, Catalogue no.195, showing the present vessel with a cover now lost.

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