Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art | 14 November 2017
A Chinese archaic style bronze ritual food vessel, Gui
Sold for £4000
A Chinese archaic style bronze ritual food vessel, Gui, probably Western Zhou Dynasty, raised on circular foot with stylized animal masks, the compressed globular body cast with concave horizontal bands between borders of stylized hooked dragon motifs, set to each side with large horned-animal masks issuing tabbed loop handles, the worn bronze with malachite encrustation, approximately 31cm diameter x 13.6cm high
Provenance: From the estate of the late Patricia Bishop.
拍品来源： Patricia Bishop家族旧藏
area of holed damage to the side, approximately 11cm long and now filled with glue, and 2cm piece on foot rim missing, surface worn and with green corrosion.
Feet have probably been cut off as well? We believe the sticker at the bottom has something along the lines of 'Imperial Collection', but you would need to confirm this for yourself with a Chinese translator.
The provenance is unknown, as the owner is deceased
Weight is 3123g.
Tuesday 14 November 2017, 10.30am
Friday 10 November
10am - 3pm
Sunday 12 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 13 November
9am - 5.30pm
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