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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 5 November 2019
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Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$10,323 - US$15,484
Price realised:  £62,500
ca. US$80,648
Lot number 3, Views: 388

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100 BC) The trumpet-form neck is cast with four leiwen -filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents. The middle section and spreading foot are cast in high relief with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask reserved on a fine leiwen ground divided by notched flanges, either side of a band of kui dragons. A two-character clan mark, zi mi , is cast inside the foot. The bronze has a mottled milky-green patina. 12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) high Provenance With C.T. Loo, Paris, by repute Private European Collection, acquired prior to 1998.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 5 Nov 2019
Address: Christie's