Lot 836. A rare archaic bronze bird-headed ritual wine vessel, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); h. 34.5 cm. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD (Estimate: 200,000-300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's.
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1990s.
Note: The current wine vessel closely relates to another Warring States period bird-headed ritual wine vessel from the collections of Baron Paul Hatvany and the British Rail Pension Fund, sold in our London rooms, 12th December 1989, lot 19.
Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021