A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE
Lot 5223
A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE
US$ 25,000 - 35,000
£15,000 - 21,000
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A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding  Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE
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A tripod bronze ritual food vessel, li-ding
Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE
The tri-lobe body merging into three solid columnar legs and cast with a narrow band of kui dragons above three taotie masks with raised features and centered on a raised flange, all reserved on a leiwen ground below a slightly everted rim supporting a pair of up-right bail form handles.
5 1/2in (14.1cm) diameter [at the handles]
6 3/4in (7.2cm) high

Footnotes

  • Compare to a tri-lobed li-ding that sold at Christie's, New York, September 14, 2009, sale 2389, lot 4. See also an example illustrated in Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Ceramics and Jade in the Collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, (Honolulu, 1979), p. 76, fig. 27
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