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THE SHAO FANGDING A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE RECTANGULAR RITUAL FOOD VESSEL

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THE SHAO FANGDING A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE RECTANGULAR RITUAL FOOD VESSEL LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 11TH CENTURY BC The slightly tapering, deep rectangular body is raised on four columnar supports each cast in high relief at the top with a taotie mask. The body is cast in high relief on each side with a large taotie mask with dragon-shaped horns divided by a notched flange repeated at the corners and above to divide a pair of kui dragons, all reserved on leiwen grounds. The everted rim is set with a pair of inverted U-shaped handles. The base of the interior is cast with a single clan sign, Shao. The bronze has a milky green patina with malachite and cuprite encrustation. 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) high Provenance Huang Jun (1880-1951), Zungu Zhai, Beijing, prior to 1942. Hans Jürgon von Lochow (1902–1989) Collection, Beijing, by 1943. The Edward T. Chow (1910-1980) Collection. Sotheby's London, 16 December 1980, lot 339. Bella and P.P. Chiu Collection, by 1988. Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1996.

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Power and Prestige: Important Early Chinese Ritual Bronzes from a Distinguished European Collection
Auktionsdatum: 22.03.2019
Adresse: Christie's
New York