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Auktion: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
wurde versteigert am: 21. März 2013
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A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

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Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 25.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  43.750 $
Los-Nr. 1214, Aufrufe: 26

A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC
A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC The trumpet-shaped neck is undecorated while the middle section, which is set between double bow-string borders, is flat-cast with taotie masks formed by pairs of downward-facing birds with prominent pupils and quills stacked below the coiled tail. Four birds of similar type, all shown facing in the same direction, fill the quadrants of the band encircling the foot. The bronze has a mottled milky-green patina and some areas of encrustation. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, Japanese wood box

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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