A Western Han dynasty bronze ding
Lot 5198
A cast bronze covered ding Western Han
US$ 40,000 - 60,000
£24,000 - 36,000
Auction Details
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Lot Details
Property from Various Owners
A cast bronze covered ding
Western Han
The compressed globular vessel with a band of scrolling taotie decoration on the body and two bands on the domed lid containing a central double-mask and ring handle surrounded by three raised finials of recumbent horses, the main body flanked by flared rectangular handles with a raised horizontal bead border in the middle with an incised inscription directly below the band, raised on three squat cabriole legs, the surface with raised mineral deposits and dirt throughout.
8in (20.3cm) width over handles
6 1/2in (16.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    small paper label of Dimitri Emmanuel Gran Collection attached

    Compare to an example in the Avery Brundage Collection, illustrated by Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d'Argence in Bronze Vessels of Ancient China in The Avery Brundage Collection (Japan, 1977), p.119, no. B60 B29+.
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