02 août 2017

The Fu Xin Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

The Fu Xin Zhi

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Lot 10. The Fu Xin Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the pear-shaped body resting on a high foot ring encircled by two bowstring bands, decorated on each side of the neck with a taotie mask centered by a shallow flange and flanked by two kui dragons all between two further bowstring bands, the surface with dark silver patina, a three-character inscription on the interior of vessel.

ProvenancePrivate Japanese collection.

NoteThe first character of the inscription is a rare clan sign, depicting a kneeling figure with a vessel. 

The box for this lot is inscribed with a research note written by Professor Matsumaru Michio, dated 2005.

Sotheby's. Archaic Bronzes and the Wu Dacheng Jijintu Scroll. New York. 18 march 2014


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