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Pair of Bronze Covered Altar Vases

Auction:
2927B
Lot:
569
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2927B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 16, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Bronze Covered Altar Vases, China, lozenge form with a slightly waisted neck, decorated with a taotie mask band in relief, with a pair of molded archaic-style dragons chasing each other around the neck, ht. 10 3/4 in.
Estimate $700-900

Slightly different metal compositions for each vase, minor surface stain and rusting.


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, Art history, Chinese art, Chinese culture, Chinese mythology, Lozenge, Shang dynasty, Taotie, Vase, Visual arts, Zhou dynasty

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