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A Selection of Archaic Bronzes. Photo Sotheby's

NEW YORK - Sotheby’s is delighted to present a group of significant archaic bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, together with a handscroll of rubbings taken from actual bronzes that were once in the collection of the celebrated collector Wu Dacheng (1835-1902). It is very rare for such a scroll to appear at auction, and several of the bronzes came from famous Chinese collectors of the 18th-19th centuries. These bronzes have been recorded in various publications, and fortuitously, one of the bronzes ‘Ji Zu Yi Zun’, on the Jijintu scroll, will also be offered in the sale.

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The Ji Zu Yi Zun. A Magnificent And Important Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC. Estimate: 300,000–400,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

The Wu Dacheng Jijintu Scroll, Qing Dynasty, Late 19th Century. Ink Rubbings On Paper, Handscroll. Estimate: 100,000–150,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

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The Zhong Zhi Fu Gui. An Important Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC. Estimate: 80,000–120,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

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The Xing Zuo Fu Ding Gu. An Important Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC. Estimate: 70,000–90,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

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The Bo Xiu Fu Ding. A Large Bronze Ritual Food Vessel. Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th Century BC. Estimate: 60,000–80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's