29 mars 2020

A bronze tripod ritual food vessel and cover, dui, Late Warring States period, second half 3rd century BC

Lot 2022. A bronze tripod ritual food vessel and cover, dui, Late Warring States period, second half 3rd century BC; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel and cover are interchangeable, each of plain hemispherical form, with three dragon-form supports and a pair of ring handles. Provenance: Alberts Antiques, Richmond, British Columbia, August 1997. Note: A similar dui, reportedly from... [Lire la suite]