Lot 810. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jia, Middle Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); h. 28.3 cm. Lot sold: 441,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000-400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's.
Provenance: Acquired in Japan late 1990s, by repute.
Note: A closely related archaic bronze jia of similar size, illustrated in Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 10, was sold in our New York rooms, 21st September 2021, lot 4.
An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jia), Middle Shang dynasty. Height 11¼ in., 28.6 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 63,000 USD at Sotheby's New York, 21st September 2021, lot 4. © Sotheby's 2021
Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021