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Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel, Gu

Auction:
2647B
Lot:
202
Sold for:
$42,000$35,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2647B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 23, 2013 2:00PM

Description:

Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel, Gu, China, possibly Late Shang Dynasty, cylindrical, rising from a splayed foot to a broad trumpet mouth, the neck cast with upright lappets filled with leiwen bands, the slender midsection and foot cast with flanges and further leiwen design, with inscription at the interior of the foot, all covered with verdigris, ht. 10 7/8 in.

Provenance: Purchased in 1949 from K. Watanabe & Co., with original receipt.

Note: No technical examination done.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

corrosion to metal (one 1/8" hole between the mid-section and the foot, one 1/4" dent to neck), with verdigris


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, K. Watanabe & Co., Chemical engineering, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Flange, Foot, Mechanical engineering, Piping, Plumbing, Quail chick, Structural engineering, Viper, Vulture

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