A fine bronze flaring beaker vessel, gu Shang Dynasty
Lot 255
A fine bronze flaring beaker vessel, gu Shang Dynasty
Sold for £22,800 (US$ 37,231) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine bronze flaring beaker vessel, gu
Shang Dynasty
The surface of the wide flaring neck and lower section almost all under an attractive shallow pale malachite and speckled brown patination, the neck cast with leiwen lappets rising from a pair of taotie in a shallow band, the central section cast with four vertical flanges at the compass points dividing two similar taller masks, the spreading high foot with similar larger surface casting, the interior of the foot cast with a two-figure pictogram.
30.8cm (12 1/8in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: purchased from Warren King, Hong Kong, according to an invoice dated 26 August 1982, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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