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Three Bronze Vases and an Ewer

Auction:
2992B
Lot:
85
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2992B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 18, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Three Bronze Vases and an Ewer, China, a globular form ewer with long neck widening toward the top to form a jar-shape mouth, decorated with scrolling grapevine designs to body and neck, ht. 6 1/8; a hu-form vase resting on a splayed stem foot, with two openwork tubular handles to neck, decorated in three tiers, with meander pattern to neck and handles and archaic-style patterns and symbols to shoulder and body, all in bas-relief, ht. 7 3/8; a gu-form vase with trumpet mouth and slightly flared foot, decorated with raised rings and flanges, the shaft decorated with stylized taotie design in bas-relief, ht. 7 3/8; and a small garlic-head vase, pear-shape with long neck and jar-shape mouth resting on a raised short foot, ht. 4 3/8 in.
Estimate $600-800

casting flaws, thick encrustations on surface, traces of applied verdigris, scribbled with handwritten numbers.


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, Arts, Chinese bronzeware, Containers, Drinkware, Equipment, Gu, Hu, Pitcher, Pottery, Vase, Visual arts

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