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Cast Bronze Ritual Food Yu Vessel

Auction:
3134B
Lot:
305
Sold for:
$45,510$37,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3134B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Cast Bronze Ritual Food Yu Vessel, China, Shang dynasty, Anyang-style, deep bowl-shape with a wide mouth, resting on a splayed stem foot, decorated with a frieze of diamond and boss design below a geometric band with three animal masks, the foot with three taotie masks in bas-relief, ht. 6 3/8, dia. 9 1/2 in.

Provenance: Sotheby's, Sale 5340, Lot 11, New York, 1985.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

overall patinas with some in green and light gray, casting flaws visible particularly to the interior and base. Weight: approx. 6 lb.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, 2nd millennium BC, Chinese bronzeware, Chinese culture, Culture, Ding, Mask, Shang dynasty, Taotie

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