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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.

NoteFor another example from the Musee Cernuschi, Paris, see Christian Deydier, Chinese Bronzes, Friborg, Switzerland, 1980, p. 229, no. 85.

Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, New York, 20 Sep 2021