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Cast Gilt-bronze Tripod Ritual Food Vessel

Auction:
3134B
Lot:
306
Sold for:
$39,975$32,500

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

Description:

Cast Gilt-bronze Tripod Ritual Food Vessel, China, 18th century, li-shape with two semicircular posts with domed finials on the mouth rim, decorated with three taotie masks on the body with three lobes below a patterned band around the everted rim, chased details, ht. 10, wd. 8 3/8 in.

Literature: Michael Goedhuis, Chinese and Japanese Bronzes A.D. 1100-1900, exh. cat., London: Michael Goedhuis Colnaghi Oriental, 1989, pl. 66.
Estimate $20,000-25,000

minor casting flaws to two legs, some gilt loss with surface scratches. Weight: approx. 7 lb.


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Keywords

Michael Goedhuis, Michael Goedhuis Colnaghi, Chinese bronzeware, Chinese culture, Hu, Taotie, London, China

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