17 octobre 2020

A rare bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Spring and  Autumn period , Late 6th – Early 5th century BC

Lot 1512. A rare bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Spring and  Autumn period , Late 6th – Early 5th century BC; 12 ¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is raised on a ring foot cast in imitation of twisted rope, and has a globular lower body that tapers to a cylindrical neck angled to one side. The body and neck are cast with four bands of dense interlocking scroll pattern, and one side is set with an ear-shaped handle... [Lire la suite]