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Lot 7: Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han

1184: Art Journey: China

by Auctionata Paddle8 AG

October 22, 2016

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
  • Bronze Vessel ZUN and Cover with Bird Finial on Bear Feet, Han
   
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Description: Bronze
China, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
Provenance: Property of a French noble man, in the family collection since at least 1967
Cylindrical body on three figural bear feet
Surmounted by a conical cover with a large finial in the shape of a bird
The exterior is decorated with revolving profiled elements and the cover features a geometric pattern in relief
The surface with a malachite green patina
Height: c. 34 cm
Good condition consistent with age

Provenance: Property of a French noble man, in the family collection since at least 1967

Condition:
The bronze is in good condition of wear consistent with age. Small holes in the base are visible. The height measures c. 34 cm.

ZUN
The ZUN is a vessel type which has the shape of a large, wide cup with a bulbous center part and a wide mouth and foot. The ZUN is reminiscent in its shape to a wide and smaller KU and vessels in the form of various animal are also known as ZUN.

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