Lot 154. An Archaic Bronze Tripod Vessel and Cover, Ding, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BCE; 7 1/4in (18.2cm) high. Sold for US$ 4,462 (€ 3,810). © Bonhams 2001-2021
Casted with a pair of upright loop handles, supported on three waisted legs, the body and cover decorated with scrolls of stylistic mythical beasts, the shallow domed cover cast with three loops.
Provenance: Joseph Rodin, NY, by repute.
Note: For another example from the Musee Cernuschi, Paris, see Christian Deydier, Chinese Bronzes, Friborg, Switzerland, 1980, p. 229, no. 85.