06-09-2020 06-18-2020
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3404T Marlborough
June 9, 2020 12:00 PM - June 18, 2020 07:00 PMCalender

Archaic Inlaid Bronze Hu Vessel

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 3404T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: June 09, 2020 12:00PM


Archaic Inlaid Bronze Hu Vessel, China, Western Zhou style, flattened oval form decorated with two taotie masks between two geometric meander bands, two ram-shaped handles to sides, inlaid metal details of swirls and scrolls, a sixteen-character inscription to the interior translating to "covered gui made by Zhong Yufu on Capital's request to use for generations," the base with checkered lines, with carved wood stand, ht. 18, wd. 13 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

trace of repairs and reinforcement along the border of foot and body, some casting flaws, metal rusting and tarnishing, multiple small punctures particularly around bottom, damage to wood stand, wt. approx. 28.8 lb.

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Western Zhou, Zhong Yufu, China