A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu hang dynasty
Lot 5221
A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu Shang dynasty
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
£7,100 - 8,900
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A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu Shang dynasty A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu Shang dynasty A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu Shang dynasty A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu Shang dynasty A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu Shang dynasty A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu Shang dynasty A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu Shang dynasty
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A ritual bronze wine vessel, gu
Shang dynasty
With a plain trumpet-form neck above a center section and spreading foot finely cast with taotie masks centered on thin flanges or seams and flush to the surface except for the eyes, the central bulb bracketed by two sets of three raised horizontal string bands, the lower pierced to either side with a small cross-form aperture.
9in (22.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • Compare to a vessel with similar undecorated flared neck that sold at Christie's, New York, September 13, 2012, sale 2580, lot 1219; See also an example from the estate of Herbert Shipman, illustrated in Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Ceramics and Jade in the Collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, (Honolulu, 1979), p. 62-63, fig. 20
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