A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding Late Shang Dynasty  (3)

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 107
A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding
Late Shang Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 702,500 (US$ 90,230) inc. premium
A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding
Late Shang Dynasty
Crisply cast raised on three slender legs, with three deep lobes decorated with sharp taotie masks in low relief, a pair of bail handles surmounting the flared rim with a band of double strings, the bronze of mottled milky-green patina, wood stand, box.
15cm (5 3/4in) high (3).

Footnotes

  • 商晚期 青銅獸面紋鬲式鼎

    Provenance:
    The Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, Germany, before 1985
    Christie's New York, 2 December 1985, lot 74
    A South Florida private collection, USA
    Christie's New York, 21 March 2013, lot 1212
    Huaxia Tang Collection, Taiwan

    來源:
    德國科隆東亞藝術博物館,1985年前
    佳士得紐約,1985年12月2日,拍品編號74
    美國佛羅里達州南部私人舊藏
    佳士得紐約,2013年3月21日,拍品編號1212
    台灣華夏堂收藏

    Casting legs beneath a lobed body is a typical feature of liding from the mid Shang dynasty. Compare with a liding, mid Shang dynasty, in the collection of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, illustrated in the Zhongguo Qingtongqi Quanji (Complete Collection of Chinese Bronzes), Beijing, 1996, pl.57. Compare also with a related liding, late Shang dynasty, in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated by P.Chen, Xiashangzhou qingtongqi yanjiu (Researches of Archaic Bronzes in Xia, Shang, Zhou Dynasties), Shanghai, 2004, pp.147-149, pl.70.

    鼎尖唇外侈,上鑄雙耳,頸部內束,飾兩匝弦紋,袋狀腹分三面,每面上鑄饕餮紋,三足與袋狀腹一體鑄成,皮殼灰青滑潤。

    分襠袋足鬲式鼎為早期青銅鬲之遺緒,可比較美國舊金山亞洲藝術博物館藏一件商代中期獸面紋鬲,見《中國青銅器全集夏商》,1996年,卷1,編號57;又可比較上海博物館藏一件商晚期齊父鬲,見陳佩芬著,《夏商周青銅器研究》,上海,2004年,頁147-149,編號70。
Contacts
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine and Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% up to HK$100,000 of the Hammer Price
25% from HK$100,001 to HK$5,000,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from HK$5,000,001 to HK$50,000,000 of the Hammer Price
14.5% over HK$50,000,000 of the Hammer Price.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

App