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A RARE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI

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Schätzpreis: 1.500.000 $ - 2.500.000 $
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A RARE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The vessel is of slightly tapering rectangular shape and is well cast in low relief on the two broad sides with a large taotie mask set below a small taotie mask, and reserved on a fine leiwen ground repeated as the ground to the pair of confronted bottle-horn kui dragons shown in profile above and the pair of addorsed kui dragons shown in profile below. Each narrow side is also cast with a large taotie mask set between bands of small dragons. The center of each side and the corners are cast with narrow notched flanges, which are repeated on the cover to divide and frame an inverted taotie mask on each side below the taotie -decorated, faceted finial. The bronze has a light green patina. 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high Provenance Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection, Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962. Christie's New York, 21-22 March 2013, lot 1126.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art
Auktionsdatum: 22.03.2019
Adresse: Christie's
New York