Lot 883. A bronze chariot fitting, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century B.C.; 4 ½ x 6 1/8 in. (11.4 x 15.7 cm.). Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.
The hollow, rectangular fitting terminating in a bovine head, the bronze with greyish patina, softwood stand.
Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1958.
Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, Chicago, 1970, no. B5.
Exhibited: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, on loan for the opening of its Oriental Art Galleries at Blackstone Hall, October-December 1958.
Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, 21 September-13 November 1970.
Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020