A rare grey pottery zun, Shang Dynasty

Lot 1. A rare grey pottery zun, Shang Dynasty (1600-1050 BC); 25cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 4,070 - 5,426 EUR. Lot sold 95,831 EUR Photo courtesy Sotheby's.

modelled in the form of a bronze zun, the middle bulbous section rising from a tall splayed foot to a wide trumpet neck, the central section and the neck decorated with a leiwen band, all divided by double fillets at the neck and foot, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2

ExhibitionExhibition of Eastern Art: Celebrating the opening of the Gallery of Eastern Antiquities, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1968, cat. no. 342.

BibliographySeiichi Okuda, Sakutarou Tanaka, Fukosai Hirota, Haruzo Hayashi (eds), Chūgoku no tōji [Chinese ceramics], Tokyo, 1955, pl. 9.
Fujiō Koyama, ed., Sekai tōji zenshū. Chūgoku jodai hen [Collection of world ceramics. Ancient China], vol. 8, Tokyo, 1961, pl. 39.
Masahiko Sato, Chūgoku tōji shi [The history of Chinese ceramics], Tokyo, 1978, pl. 8.
Tsuguo Mikami, Toki koza Chūgoku I. Kodai [Ceramic course China, I. Antiquities], vol. 5, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 9.

Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 10:00 AM