24 janvier 2020

A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod vessel and cover (ding), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th century BC

Lot 94. A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod vessel and cover (ding), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th century BC. Height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's the body a deep U-shape rising to a slightly inverted neck, decorated with a single flat cast band of angular S-scrolls of dragon head profiles with a large pair of loop handles of rectangular section set to each side, the cover sharply angled between the top and... [Lire la suite]