2020_NYR_19039_0883_000(a_bronze_chariot_fitting_china_late_shang-early_western_zhou_dynasty_1031811)

 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.

ExhibitedChicago, 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