A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style
Lot 5222
A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style
US$ 15,000 - 20,000
£8,900 - 12,000
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A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue Shang dynasty, Anyang III style
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A ritual bronze wine vessel, jue
Shang dynasty, Anyang III style
With a long pouring spout (liu) bracketed by a pair of small handles crowned by zhu buttons and raised on three blade-form supports, the sides cast with a band of two taotie masks, all flush to the surface except for the eyes and centered on a flange or C-scroll handle, with malachite encrustation and mottled patina.
7in (18cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:

    ex Minneapolis Museum of Art

    Compare to a bronze in the Smithsonian Institute, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C., illustrated by Thomas Lawton in The Inaugural Gift, Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Washington D.C., 1987), p. 148, fig 96. See also a correlative example that sold at Christie's, Hong Kong, Sale 2915, May 30, 2012, lot 4130
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