06-02-2011 06-03-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2549B Boston
June 2, 2011 06:00 PMCalender

Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel and Cover, You

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2549B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 03, 2011 9:00AM


Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel and Cover, You, China, possibly early Western Zhou dynasty (11th-10th century B.C.), the pear-shaped body cast in relief with two large taotie masks on either side, set between a narrow band of kui dragons encircling the pedestal foot and another around the neck, all reserved on leiwen grounds, flanked by notched flanges on the sides, the cover decorated in a similar fashion, surmounted by a domed finial cast with cicada patterns, with some green and azurite encrustation, ht. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Restoration to the lid


China, British Columbia