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Lot 189. An archaic bronze ritual pouring vessel, he, Eastern Zhou dynastyl. 24.5 cm, overall h. 23.3 cmLot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

the globular body supported on three cabriole feet, the body cast with four registers divided by raised bands, the shoulder set with a bird-form spout with a hinged upper beak to facilitate pouring, all surmounted by an arched handle modelled as a double-headed serpent, attached to a loop behind the bird spout and another above a zoomorphic mask on the opposite side, connected to a stepped circular cover by an integral chain.

Provenance: Wui Po Kok, Hong Kong, 10th June 1991.

Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022