Lot 14. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, not including handle. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Cast to the body with two horizontal bands of stylised birds, applied with an overhead handle with animal-head attachements, the cover with further stylised bird motifs encircling the finial.
Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 3 April 1934.
The Hermann Rosenfeld Collection, Hamburg, Germany, circa 1930s.
Acquired by the current owner from the heirs of Mr. Hermann Rosenfeld.
Christie's. A South American Private Collection, London, 5 December 2019