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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 15 March 2015
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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

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Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:  US$60,000
Lot number 3179, Views: 40

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC The vessel is of slender silhouette, and the tall trumpet-shaped neck is cast with four cicada blades filled with leiwen and pairs of eyes that rise from a band of four flower-like motifs with central 'eye', the middle section and the spreading foot are cast with notched flanges that divide and separate taotie masks, those on the foot below pairs of confronted birds. The bronze has a mottled patina. 11 7/8 in. (30.1 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 15 Mar 2015 - 16 Mar 2015
Address: Christie's
15-16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Center