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Auction archive: Lot number 121

A LARGE ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, LEI WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

Estimate
US$150,000 - US$200,000
Price realised:
US$386,500
Auction archive: Lot number 121

A LARGE ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, LEI WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

Estimate
US$150,000 - US$200,000
Price realised:
US$386,500
Beschreibung:

A LARGE ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, LEI WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY of compressed ovoid form supported by a tall splayed foot with an angular foot rim, cast around the body with a band of eight prominent triangular lappets each containing a pair of confronting gui dragons, the shoulders boldly cast with six sun whorls in raised relief alternating with dragons with heads turned back, the shoulders set with a pair of bovine-head handles, each suspending a large loose 'rope twist' ring handle, all below a waisted neck collared by a wave band with C-scrolls, the surface cleaned to reveal a gun metal patina with patches of green encrustation, wood box (2) height 17 1/4 in., 43.8 cm

Auction archive: Lot number 121
Auction:
Datum:
16 Sep 2009
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
Beschreibung:

A LARGE ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, LEI WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY of compressed ovoid form supported by a tall splayed foot with an angular foot rim, cast around the body with a band of eight prominent triangular lappets each containing a pair of confronting gui dragons, the shoulders boldly cast with six sun whorls in raised relief alternating with dragons with heads turned back, the shoulders set with a pair of bovine-head handles, each suspending a large loose 'rope twist' ring handle, all below a waisted neck collared by a wave band with C-scrolls, the surface cleaned to reveal a gun metal patina with patches of green encrustation, wood box (2) height 17 1/4 in., 43.8 cm

Auction archive: Lot number 121
Auction:
Datum:
16 Sep 2009
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
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