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Asian and Tribal Art

Opening: €5,000
ca. US$5,566
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 1, Views: 6

AN INSCRIBED BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL VESSEL, JUE China, Shang dynasty Supported by three high legs tapered towards the bottom and slightly curved, the container with a wide mouth, on the edge two mushroom-shaped pinnacles, on a side of the body an ear-shaped handle which two incised characters. 20,5 cm high Provenance: Fabrizio Savi collection, acquired from a private collector in Bruxelles between 1995 and 2000. The oldest jue ewers usually look like this without the decoration that usually characterizes the most recent pieces of the Shang dynasty. It is not uncommon for the inscription to be engraved on the body at the height of the handle: it usually refers to the name of the owner of the object.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bertolami Fine Arts
Title: From Chinese archaic bronzes to Indonesian and Vietnamese 20th century painting
Date of the auction: 16 Jan 2020
Address: Bertolami Fine Arts
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00186 Rom
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