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An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (You), Western Zhou dynasty | 西周 青銅龍紋卣

Estimate:

40,000 to - 60,000 USD

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (You), Western Zhou dynasty | 西周 青銅龍紋卣

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (You), Western Zhou dynasty | 西周 青銅龍紋卣

Estimate:

40,000 to - 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

52,920

USD

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (You)

Western Zhou dynasty

 西周 青銅龍紋卣


of oval section, the pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot, the lower body unadorned and the shoulder cast with a raised fillet below a register of elephantine creatures confronting a high-relief bovine mask at the center of each broad side, the narrow sides of the shoulder each set with a loop connecting a swing handle with tapir-form finials at the ends, the foot and the sloping cover each cast with a band of continuous scroll and the latter rising to a flaring oval finial, the olive-green patina mottled with malachite, azurite, and encrustations (2)


Height 11¾ in., 29.8 cm

There is restoration to both loops on the shoulder. A possible minor repair to a small section of the foot rim. Otherwise, in overall good condition with some expected general wear. X-Ray available upon request.


肩部兩側圓環見修。足沿一處或有微修。整體品相良好,見些許正常磨損。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。

Private Collection.

Christie’s London, 19th April 1983, lot 57.

Massachusetts Private Collection.

Sotheby's New York, 23rd September 1995, lot 316.


來源

私人收藏

倫敦佳士得1983年4月19日,編號57

麻省私人收藏

紐約蘇富比1995年9月23日,編號316

The present you is distinguished by the three-dimensional tapir heads at the terminals of the handle and the frieze of mythical creatures with long elephant-like trunks walking in single-file around the shoulder of the vessel. These features also appear on you attributed to the early Western Zhou period, including one from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, now in the National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., published in Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIB, Washington, D.C.  and Cambridge, 1990, pl. 72; and one excavated at Mapo, Luoyang, Henan province and published in Chen Peifen, Xia Shang Zhou qingtongqi yanjiu: Xi Zhou pian, Shang [Study of Bronzes of the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties: Western Zhou, vol. 1], Shanghai, 2004, no. 267. Related you that also feature tapir-form termini on the handles but other motifs in the decorative frieze at the shoulder, and are generally attributed to the second half of the early Western Zhou / middle Western Zhou period, include: one also from the Sackler Collection and now in the National Museum of Asian Art (acc. no. S1987.292a-b) with long-trunked dragons in the frieze, published in Rawson, op cit., pl. 73; one in the British Museum, London (acc. no. 1947,0712.329) with birds in the frieze, published in Rawson, op cit., fig. 72.4; another with birds in the frieze, now in the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton (acc. no. y1965-6 a-b), illustrated in Rawson, op. cit., pl. 74; a third with birds sold in our London rooms, 7th December 1993, lot 4; one excavated from Luoyang with no frieze, attributed to the period of King Zhao (r. 977/75–957 BC), and published in Chen, op. cit., pl. 265; and another with no frieze, known as the 'Zuo Ce Huan' you, sold in these rooms, 17th September 2013, lot 8.