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Two Bronze Items

Auction:
2872T
Lot:
2149
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Discovery - 2872T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Two Bronze Items, China, a cast duck standing with its head looking up, carved details on the face and wings, ht. 14 1/4; and hu-shape ritual vessel, with archaic-style handles, separately cast and joined to the waisted neck, the multi-tiered body decorated with archaic-style designs with a taotie band around the belly and hanging archaic lappets around the bottom half, gilt details, six-character raised mark on base, ht. 14 in.
Estimate $400-600

duck in good condiiton; hu vessel with repairs to the foot, thick patinas to some areas, gilt loss.


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, Chinese pottery, Ding, Hu, Lappet, Shang dynasty, Taotie

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