29 mars 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Spring and Autumn period, late 6th-5th century BC

Lot 2023. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Spring and Autumn period, late 6th-5th century BC; 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high with handle. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The slender pear-shaped body is raised on a spreading pedestal foot and crisply cast in relief with five bands of S-shaped scrolls with curled tips set between plain borders. A band of upright blades is flat-cast on the tall, slightly waisted neck... [Lire la suite]