An inlaid archaistic bronze vessel, pou, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1077. An inlaid archaistic bronze vessel, pou, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 3/8 in., 26.4 cmEstimate: 6,000-8,000 USD. Sold Price: 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the sides rising conically from the broad foot and sweeping inward from the round shoulder to the waisted neck and galleried rim, the body cast with a modified-leiwen ground, each unit of the diaper centered with a boss inlaid with a colored stone, traces of inlaid triangular lappet bands at the shoulder and foot, the patina black with areas of malachite and reddish-brown oxidation.

Provenance: Galerie Helbing Frankfurt, 13th May 1937, lot 262.
Collection of Mr. Moritz Werner (1894-1966), and thence by descent.

Note: The form of this vessel is based on pou ritual vessels of the Eastern Zhou through Han dynasties, an example of which can be found in the collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (coll. no. B60B1031).

Ritual vessel (pou), Western Zhou period (approx

Ritual vessel (pou), Western Zhou period (approx. 1050-771 BCE) or Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BCE). Bronze. H. 9 in x W. 11 in x Diam 7 5/8 in. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B1031© 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. 

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep 2018