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Lot 6: Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou

1184: Art Journey: China

by Auctionata Paddle8 AG

October 22, 2016

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
  • Bronze Wine Container YOU with a Cylindrical Body, Zhou
   
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Description: Bronze
China, presumably Eastern Zhou dynasty (1122-256 BC)
Container with a cylindrical body and matching cover
The wall decorated with archaic elements such as horned taotie masks in relief
Horseshoe shaped handle, attached on the sides and ending in heads of mystical beasts
The surface partly with a malachite green patina
Height without handle: c. 30 cm
Good condition consistent with age

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

A very similar bronze vessel YOU is in the collection of the Shanghai Museum. It was part of the exhibition “Treasures from Shanghai. Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Jades“ in the British Museum, London, 2009. Cf. Rawson (ed.), Treasures from Shanghai, exhib.cat., London 2009. Cf. also another bronze wine container YOU in the Baoji Bronze Ware Museum.

Condition:
The container is in good condition with wear consistent with age such as minimal loss of material here and there. The height without handle is c. 30 cm.

Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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