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A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jiao), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 史角

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jiao), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 史角

A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jiao), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 史角

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

13,860

USD

A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jiao)

Late Shang dynasty

商末 史角


the deep U-shaped body resting on three splayed triangular blade legs, finely cast on each side with a taotie mask detailed with protruding eyes, all reserved on an intricate leiwen ground, divided on one side by a notched flange, and on the other by a vertical panel cast with an inscription reading shi, beneath the loop handle issuing from a bovine head, the slightly waisted neck rising to two high flaring points on opposite sides, each cast on the underside with a cicada motif interrupting a band of upright triangles, the surface with malachite encrustation

銘文:


Height 9½ in., 24 cm

One leg has a consolidated crack encircling near the top. The other two legs with old replacement repairs. The body with some minor shallow losses to the design on one side. X-Ray available upon request.


一足上部見一道細裂經加固。另外兩足經老接補。器身一側紋飾見些許輕微剝落。X光片可供索取。

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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。

準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Wui Po Kok Antique Co, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1998.


來源

滙寶閣古美術,香港,1998年

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 9.


出版

彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版9

In addition to the present vessel, only two other Shi jiao are known, both of which were excavated from the Qianzhangda tombs in Tengzhou county, Shandong province, published in The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tengzhou qianzhangda mudi [Qianzhangda tombs in Tengzhou], Beijing, 2005, pp 259 and 262.