21 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel and cover, tilianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)

Lot 1247. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel and cover, tilianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220); 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high with handle. Estimate 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The broad pear-shaped body is raised on three cabriole legs and has a pair of loop handles on the shoulder which suspend loose rings that are attached to links suspended from the dragon-head terminals of the yoke handle. The slightly domed cover has a flat, pierced finial. There is... [Lire la suite]