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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE ARCHAISTIC GU VASE BY HU WENMING MING DYNASTY, 17TH...

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Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$100,000
ca. US$10,306 - US$12,883
Price realised:  HK$525,000
ca. US$67,635
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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE ARCHAISTIC GU VASE BY HU WENMING MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY based on the archaic bronze vessel, of slender form rising from a flared foot to a trumpet mouth, the waisted centre girded with a frieze of two taotie masks, interrupted by four evenly spaced vertical key-fret-decorated flanges, beneath a horizontal band of stylised kui dragons, all between upright and pendent panels of plantain leaves, each detailed with deconstructed archaistic motifs including cicada and stylised taotie, the details picked out in gilding save for the formalised floral diaper ground, the deeply recessed base inscribed with four characters in seal script reading Hu Wenming zhi (‘made by Hu Wenming’) h. 21.4 cm., 8 3/8 in.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III
Date of the auction: 8 Apr 2013
Address: Sotheby's
Hong Kong