An archaic bronze food vessel (Ding), Eastern Zhou dynasty | 東周 青銅交龍紋鼎
An archaic bronze food vessel (Ding)
Eastern Zhou dynasty
the deep rounded body supported on three cabriole legs and set with a pair of flaring upright handles, the shoulder cast with a broad register of interlocking meander in low relief punctuated by regularly spaced bosses in high relief, the same pattern repeated in the narrow register and pendent triangular lappets encircling the lower body, the handles with a complementary pattern of raised bosses against a leiwen ground, the patina predominantly gray and green
Height 14⅛ in., 35.9 cm
The legs were off and restuck. Overall with some general wear, as can be expected. X-Ray available upon request.
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Christie's New York, 4th June 1992, lot 186.