Lot 810. A large archaic bronze bell, yong zhong, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); h. 53.5 cm. Lot sold: 945,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000-500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's.
The dating of the pair of 'owl' jars is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd, sample no. C103a87.
Provenance: Chang Wei-Hwa, Taipei, 2012.
Note: A smaller Eastern Zhou dynasty bell (yong zhong) from the collection of J. T. Tai was sold in our New York rooms, 22nd March 2011, lot 48.
Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021