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Date of the auction: 16.01.2020

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AN INSCRIBED BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL VESSEL, JUE China, Shang dynasty Supported by three high legs tapered towards the bottom and slightly curved, the container with a wide mouth, on the edge two mushroom-shaped pinnacles, on a side of the body an ear-shaped handle which two incised characters. 20,5 cm

Lot #: 1

Opening: €5,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A SMALL BRONZE TRIPOD CONTAINER, LI China, Shang dynasty The body modeled in three convex bags supported by as many cylindrical feet, the outside of the surface furrowed by a dense series of diagonal parallel incisions. 8,6 cm high Provenance: Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired in the early 2000s

Lot #: 2

Opening: €2,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE BLADE, DAO China, late Shang – early Zhou dynasty The object consisting of a flat blade along which a sequence of raised umbons, on the opposite side three cylinders for the passage of the socket probably made of wood 28,5 cm lenght Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired in the

Lot #: 3

Opening: €3,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE HAMMER AXE China, Shang dynasty 6,2 X 10,3 cm Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired in the early 2000s

Lot #: 4

Opening: €1,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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SEVEN BRONZE DAGGER-AXE BLADES, GE China, late Shang – early Zhou dynasty 30,5 cm the largest Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Anthony J. Allen, Auckland, New Zealand, between 995 and 2000. The dagger-axe has been for many centuries the most important of the weapons available to

Lot #: 5

Opening: €2,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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EIGHT CHINESE BRONZE DAGGER-AXE BLADES, GE China, late Shang–early Zhou dynasty 26,5 cm the largest Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Anthony J. Allen, Auckland, New Zealand, between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 6

Opening: €2,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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FOUR BRONZE SPEAR'S POINTS, MAO China, Zhou dynasty 46,5 cm the highest Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Saruman, Denmark, between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 7

Opening: €1,200

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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FIVE BRONZE ARROWS China, Zhou dynasty 29,5 cm the longest Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from a private collector in Bruxelles between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 8

Opening: €300

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE DAGGER, JIAN China, Zhou dynasty 44,5 cm lenght Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Anthony J. Allen, Auckland, New Zealand, between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 9

Opening: €700

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE DAGGER, JIAN China, Zhou dynasty 43,5 cm lenght Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Anthony J. Allen, Auckland, New Zealand, between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 10

Opening: €700

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE DAGGER, JIAN China, Zhou dynasty 47,5 cm lenght Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Galerie Moderne, Bruxelles, between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 11

Opening: €700

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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TWO BRONZE BLADES, GE China, late Shang–early Zhou dynasty 21 cm the highest Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Anthony J. Allen, Auckland, New Zealand, between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 12

Opening: €1,200

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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TWO BRONZE BLADES, GE China, late Shang – early Zhou dynasty 26,7 cm the highest Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Anthony J. Allen, Auckland, New Zealand, between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 13

Opening: €2,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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TWO BRONZE WITH AZURITE SPEAR'S POINTS, MAO China, Zhou dynasty 24,5 cm the highest Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from Anthony J. Allen, Auckland, New Zealand, between 1995 and 2000. Published in A.J. Allen, Allen's Authentication of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Auckland 2001, p. 133

Lot #: 14

Opening: €3,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE CHARIOT ORNAMENT China, Western Zhou dynasty The object is constituting of a parallelepiped, engraved with stylized geometric patterns and with openings on the long sides and on the upper side, at one end of which a tiger head. 6,8 x 12 x 3,5 cm Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection

Lot #: 15

Opening: €1,500

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE BOTTOM END OF A LANCE SHAFT China, Zhou dynasty Oblong shape, it has an engraved decoration of stylized motifs in the upper area. 10,8 cm high Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired in the early 2000s. Similar tips were made in China starting from the Eastern Zhou dynasty, often

Lot #: 16

Opening: €800

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE ANTROPHOMORFIC FIGURE China, Warring States period The small sculpture depicting a standing figure dressed in a truncated-cone tunic, his hands hidden inside the sleeves with his arms at the height of the chest, the oval face surmounted by high hair, the wide mouth in an accentuated archaic

Lot #: 17

Opening: €700

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A PAIR OF BRONZE AXLE CAPS AND PINS, DOU China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-3rd century BC With a circular section, each with a dense and refined decoration of slightly raised motifs on the outside, the end of the pins modeled like a tiger's head. 6,5 x 7,5 cm each Provenance : Fabrizio Savi

Lot #: 18

Opening: €5,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A PAIR OF BRONZE AXLE CAPS AND PINS, DOU China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th–3rd century BC With a circular section, each with a dense and refined decoration of slightly raised motifs on the outside, the end of the pins modeled like a tiger's head. 4,8 x 6,2 cm high each Provenance : Fabrizio Savi

Lot #: 19

Opening: €1,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL CAULDRON, DING China, Western Zhou dynasty Supported by three feet, the body with a circular section decorated on the outside with deep incisions with a geometrical leiwen pattern, similarly repeated also on the outside of the two high loops arranged on the edge of the mouth

Lot #: 20

Opening: €1,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGHU China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 7th century BC Supported by a trapezoidal foot section with undulating lower edges, the flat body enlarging towards the lower area, on both sides of the sturdy neck ear-shaped handles with animal head, the interlocking lid

Lot #: 21

Opening: €5,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A RITUAL BRONZE INSCRIBED CAULDRON, DING China, Western Zhou dynasty Supported by three tubular legs, the container slightly more rounded in the lower area, a thin horizontal relief band divides the body from the neck, two handles to the edge of the mouth. 16,5 cm high Provenance : Fabrizio Savi

Lot #: 22

Opening: €8,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A RITUAL BRONZE CAULDRON, DING China, Western Zhou dynasty Three square section legs support the large container with a mouth highlighted by a border on which handles are placed, the upper part of the body enriched with a band engraved and embossed for a decoration of taotie masks, between which

Lot #: 23

Opening: €10,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A RITUAL BRONZE VESSEL, GUI Cina, Western Zhou dynasty, 8th century BC Circular base, the globular container with horizontal parallel bands in relief to the exterior, on two sides handles in the shape of animal's head. 7,1 x 15 cm Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired in the early 2000s

Lot #: 24

Opening: €600

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE HANDLED VESSEL China, Warring States period The globular body surmounted by a wide flared inclined mouth, on two sides of which two braided handles with a bird as finial. 12,7 x 18,7 cm high Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired in the early 2000s

Lot #: 25

Opening: €800

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A BRONZE VESSEL China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th century BC Circular section, the exterior with a pair of horizontal parallel bands with a series of stylized dragons. 11 cm high Provenance: Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from a private collector in Bruxelles between 1995 and 2000

Lot #: 26

Opening: €15,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A RITUAL BRONZE GRAIN SERVING VESSEL AND COVER, DOU China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-3rd century BC The large stem cup laying on a circular base, towards the edge two ring-shaped handles, one in a symmetrical position respect to the other, the domed cover surmounted by a large circular handle, a

Lot #: 27

Opening: €5,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A RITUAL BRONZE GRAIN SERVING VESSEL AND COVER, DUI China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th–3rd century BC The large hemispherical vessel surmounted by a domed lid with a large circular handle, two ring handles near the upper part of the body, the entire outer surface decorated with minute geometric motifs

Lot #: 28

Opening: €10,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A RITUAL BRONZE WINE VASE AND COVER, HU China, late Eastern Zhou dynasty The oval body resting on a high circular base, to the shoulders two masks of fantastic animals with a movable ring between the jaws, the domed cover with three small handles, the decoration consisting on the body of three large

Lot #: 29

Opening: €5,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A LARGE SILVER INLAID BRONZE WATER CIRCULAR BASIN China, late Warring States period–early Western Han dynasty Of circular shape, the large tray has a flat base, slightly inclined walls and a short rim, to the center of the bottom, inside the wall and on the outside of the rim a very refined silver

Lot #: 30

Opening: €5,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020