12 septembre 2021

An important archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Western Zhou dynasty, probably King Xuan period (c. 827- c. 782 BC)

Lot 27. An important archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Western Zhou dynasty, probably King Xuan period (c. 827- c. 782 BC). Diameter 12⅞ in., 32.9 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 1,835,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well cast with the deep rounded body supported on three cabriole legs, the lipped rim set with a pair of upright loop handles, the exterior decorated with a band of horizontal concentric lappets, the interior cast with a... [Lire la suite]