Lot 3001. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); h. 20.8 cm, w. 17 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
cast beneath the handle with a two-character inscription reading Fu Yi ('Father Yi').
Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong.
Note: Father Yi (Fu Yi) should be the father of the patron, for whom the vessel was dedicated. Compare a similar example without inscription, from the collection of J. M. A. J. Dawson, exhibited and illustrated in Chinese Works of Art from the Collection of J M A J Dawson, Eskenazi, London, 1980, cat. no. 2.
Lot 3009. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel, Ding, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); h. 22.6 cm, w. 19.5 cm. Lot sold: 352,800 HKD (Estimate: 150,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
with 2 X-rays.
Provenance: Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo.
Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.