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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art
was auctioned on: 19 March 2008
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A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE OWL-FORM VESSEL AND COVER, XIAOYOU

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Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000
Price realised:  US$37,000
Lot number 482, Views: 9

A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE OWL-FORM VESSEL AND COVER, XIAOYOU
SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY
A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE OWL-FORM VESSEL AND COVER, XIAOYOU SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY Cast in the form of two addorsed owls, their plump bodies forming the vessel, raised on four stout legs ending in clawed feet, a boss situated at mid-body above each leg below the shoulder cast with double bow-string bands interrupted on either side by a taotie mask in relief, the domed cover crisply cast at each end as an owl's head represented by a short, hooked beak and small bead-like eyes, all below a central roof-shaped knop cast with inverted taotie masks, with a pictograph cast on the interior of the vessel and repeated on the interior of the cover, with mottled pale blue-green patina and some malachite, cuprite and azurite encrustation 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) high, box, wood stand

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art
Date of the auction: 19 Mar 2008
Address: Christie's
19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center