01 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 989. An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - USD 40,000Price realised USD 50,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2014

The slender gu has a plain trumpet-shaped neck, the central and lower sections are cast with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, the masks in the center section divided by narrow flanges. The patina is of a mottled blue-green and grey color and there are areas of blue-green encrustation, Japanese wood box.

Provenance: Mayuyama, Tokyo, Japan, acquired prior to 2000. Accompanied by a letter by Mayuyama Ryusendo.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza


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