Lot 114: Chinese Ritual Jade Wine Vessel (Zun), Late Shang - Early Zhou dynasty

Est: $20,000 - $40,000
$20 0 bids
Bid

Eternity Gallery

May 10, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Tampa, FL, US
Live Auction
Register to bid
0 saved

Description: Chinese Ritual Jade Wine Vessel (Zun), Late Shang - Early Zhou dynasty Measurements: Length; 9 inches = 22.5 cm; Height: 4 ¾ inches = 12 cm; Width: 3 ½ inches = 8.8 cm; Weight = 3 lb. 11 oz. = 1.67 kg; Estimated price = $25,000-40,000; Research and authenticity report This museum quality rare sacrificial wine vessel (known as “zun” ?/?/?) belongs to late Shang dynasty or early Zhou dynasty. It consists of 2 parts: the lid and the body of the vessel. Both parts were engraved with auspicious animal figures. The engravings of dragon and phoenix birds are rudimentary, compared to the more intricate design of later ages. The head of the vessel showed a ferocious rhinoceros or Tao-tie like fictitious animal from heaven with imposing teeth. Note the well-known “swirling cloud” design at the knob of the lid. Archaeological digs had found bronze wine vessels of similar design. However this is a truly rare jade ritual wine vessel of extremely fine quality. The authenticity of this vessel is supported by differential weathering, cleaving veins, dissolved pits & diffusive markings. The statue workmanship is of mastery workmanship quality. Provenance: This statue is acquired from an astute antique collector family with interest in archaeology. A seasoned antique collector, - Chinese professor from New Jersey, USA, who wishes to divest his high value estate collection.
Request more information

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer
Shipping: Shipping in USA and abroad will be done by Eternity Gallery in most reliable and economical way. We have 15 years experience in packing and shipping.
Possible carriers: USPS Priority, USPS Express, UPS, FEDEX, Freight FEDEX, etc.
Live bidding may start higher or lower
Buyer's Premium
10.0%
From: To: Increment:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $4,999 $100
$5,000 $9,999 $250
$10,000+ $500
Taxes: 7% taxes for the residents of Florida only.
All other residents - no taxes.
5% Buyers Premium: 5% Buyers Premium.
Buyer pays 10% premium (5% Live transaction fee + 5% Buyer's Premium).
Shipping Terms: Shipping in USA and abroad will be done by Eternity Gallery in most reliable and economical way. We have 15 years experience in packing and shipping.
Possible carriers: USPS Priority, USPS Express, UPS, FEDEX, Freight FEDEX, etc.
View full terms and conditions

Auction at a Glance