17 octobre 2020

A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod pouring vessel, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

 Lot 1509. A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod pouring vessel, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 11 ½ in. (29.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is cast in relief with three bands of confronted birds, the body of one inverted, bordered by narrow, copper-inlaid bands of continuous scrolls, and is supported on three legs, each in the form of a bird with spread wings perched on the shoulders of a crouching humanoid... [Lire la suite]