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Auction: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 30 May 2012
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A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, DING

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Estimate: HK$2,800,000 - HK$4,000,000
ca. US$360,645 - US$515,208
Price realised:  HK$4,580,000
ca. US$589,913
Lot number 4131, Views: 14

A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, DING
LATE SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100 BC)
A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, DING LATE SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100 BC) The sides of the vessel are crisply cast in deep relief with a wide band comprising three horned taotie -masks below a narrow kui dragon band, and all against a leiwen ground in low relief. It is further decorated with six flanges. The vessel is supported on three tall cylindrical feet, and the mouth rim surmounted by two arched handles. The surface is with a dark brown patination. 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high, box

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 30 May 2012
Address: Christie's
30 May 2012, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall