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A RARE FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANG...

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Schätzpreis: 800.000 $ - 1.200.000 $
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A RARE FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A RARE FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The vessel is of 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 and reserved on a leiwen ground repeated as the ground to the pair of confronted bottle-horn dragons above and the pair of addorsed dragons below. The narrow sides are 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 mottled milky green and grey patina. 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Auktionsdatum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013
Adresse: Christie's
21-22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center