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An important and rare set of archaic bronze ritual vessels, Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周初 否叔尊、觚、爵及觶一組六件

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 250,000 USD

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

An important and rare set of archaic bronze ritual vessels, Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周初 否叔尊、觚、爵及觶一組六件

An important and rare set of archaic bronze ritual vessels, Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周初 否叔尊、觚、爵及觶一組六件

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 250,000 USD

Lot sold:

214,200

USD

An important and rare set of archaic bronze ritual vessels

Early Western Zhou dynasty

西周初 否叔尊、觚、爵及觶一組六件


comprising a zun, decorated around the body with a narrow band of kuilong interrupted by raised beast masks, the interior cast with a seventeen-character inscription translating to 'Pi Shu makes an offering of this set of vessels. He diligently prepared this set of ritual vessels for his mother. The vessels are to be sent together with his mother. X [clan sign]'; a pair of gu each decorated with a pair of abstract taotie masks centered by vertical flanges, one cast to the interior base in relief with a simplified version of the inscription comprising five characters, and the other comprising four characters; a pair of jue each decorated around the body with a narrow band of upright blade motifs, cast to one finial post with yong and underneath the handle with qian; a zhi cast to the interior with the single character qian (6)

尊:否叔獻彝 疾不已 爲母宗彝則備 用遣母□

觚:否用遣母□(陽文)及 用遣母 □(陽文)

爵:用遣

觶:遣


Height of zun: 7⅝ in., 19.5 cm

Height of gu: 8⅛ in., 20.5 cm

Height of jue: 7¼ in., 18.3 cm

Height of zhi: 5⅛ in., 13 cm

The set is in overall good condition with expected wear and casting imperfections, consistent with age and type. X-Ray available upon request.


一組整體品相良好。見正常磨損及鑄造瑕疵,與其年代及品類相符。X光片可供索取。


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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, 1997.


來源

滙寶閣古美術,香港,1997年

Cheung Kwong-Yue, 'The Inscriptions of Pi Shu Zun - Shedding New Light on Dispatch Wares of the Western Zhou', Bulletin of Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, vol. 70, pt. 3, Taipei, 1999, pp 771, 773 and 774.

Liu Yu and Lu Yan, eds., Jinchu Yin Zhou jinwen jilu [Compilation of recently discovered bronze inscriptions], vol. 3, Beijing, 2002, pls 637, 646, 754, 755, 850 and 851.

Zhong Baisheng, Chen Zhaorong, and Huang Mingchong, et al., eds., Xinshou Yin Zhou qingtongqi mingwen ji qiying huibian [Compendium of inscriptions and images of recently included bronzes from Yin and Zhou dynasties], Taipei, 2006, nos 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956.

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pls 24-27.

Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou qingtongqi mingwen ji tuxiang jicheng [Compendium of inscriptions and images of bronzes from Shang and Zhou Dynasties], vols 15, 18, 19 and 21, Shanghai, 2012, nos 07682, 07683, 09804, 09805, 10153 and 11771.

Feng Shi, 'Wo Fang ding mingwen yu xizhou sangdianli', Kaogu xuebao / Acta Archaeologica Sinica, vol. 2, Beijing, 2013, p. 205 (unillustrated).

Li Chuntao, 'Pishuzhuqi mingwen jieshi – jiantan guren guannianzhongde zuxianzuosui xianxiang [Explaining the inscriptions of the Pi Shu vessels – the phenomenon of haunting by ancestors in the perception of ancient people]', Shang Zhou qingtongqi yu jinwenyanjiu xueshuyantaohui lunwenji [Symposium on the academic study of Shang and Zhou dynasties archaic bronze and bronze inscriptions], Zhengzhou, 2017, pp 180-198.

Fu Qiang, 'Qingtong 'qianqi' xiaokao [Study of archaic bronze 'burial vessels']', Fudan University Research on Chinese Excavated Classics and Paleography (website), Shanghai, 2017 (zun inscription).

Wu Zhenfeng, 'Lun qingtonqi zhongde 'xingqi' jiqi xiangguan qiwu [Studying of the 'travel vessels' and the related vessels]', Fudan University Research on Chinese Excavated Classics and Paleography (website), Shanghai, 2018 (unillustrated).

Li Chuntao, 'Pishuzhuqi mingwen shidu – jianshi jiaguwen zhongde 'sheng' zi [Deciphering the inscription of the Pi Shu vessels – and the studying of the 'sheng' character in oracle bone inscriptions]', Wenshi, no. 1, Beijing, 2019, pp 5 and 6 (unillustrated).

Wu Zhenfeng, 'Shidu Shanxi Licheng chutude jisipan mingwen – jianlun Pishuqi [Deciphering the inscription on the Ji Si pan excavated from Licheng, Shanxi province – and the studying of the Pi Shu vessels]', ​Fudan University Research on Chinese Excavated Classics and Paleography (website), Shanghai, 2020 (unillustrated).


出版

張光裕,〈西周遣器新識——否叔尊銘之啟示〉,《中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊》,第七十本,第三分,台北,1999年,頁771、773及774

劉雨及盧岩編,《近出殷周金文集錄》,冊三,北京,2002年,圖版637、646、754、755、850及851

鐘柏生、陳昭榮及黃銘崇等編,《新收殷周青銅器銘文及器影彙編》,台北,2006年,編號1950、1952、1953、1954、1955及1956

彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版24至27

吳鎮烽,《商周青銅器銘文暨圖像集成》,卷15、18、19及21,上海,2012年,編號07682、07683、09804、09805、10153及11771

馮時,〈我方鼎銘文與西周喪奠禮〉,《考古學報》,期2,北京,2013年,頁205(無圖)

李春桃,〈否叔諸器銘文解釋-兼談古人觀念中的祖先作祟現象〉,《商周青銅器與金文研究學術研討會論文集》,鄭州,2017年,頁180至198

付強,〈青銅「遣器」小考〉,《復旦大學出土文獻與古文字研究中心(網站)》,上海,2017年(尊銘文)

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李春桃,〈否叔諸器銘文釋讀——兼釋甲骨文中的「眚」字〉,《文史》,第1輯,北京,2019年,頁5及6(無圖)

吳鎮烽,〈釋讀山西黎城出土的季姒盤銘文——兼論否叔器〉,《復旦大學出土文獻與古文字研究中心(網站)》,上海,2020年(無圖)