28 février 2009

An Impressive Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel (Fang Lei), Early Western Zhou Dynasty

An Impressive Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel (Fang Lei), Early Western Zhou Dynasty height 14 3/4 in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 60,000—80,000 USD. PROVENANCE: Collection of Takeuchi Kinpei, Tokyo (until 1934).Sotheby's New York, 30th March 2006, lot 258.Thereafter with the present owner. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Katori Hotsuma, Shina no kinko, Tokyo, 1934, pl. 22. NOTE: Like all bronze vessels of rectangular section, this fang lei shape is very rare. A similar piece is illustrated in Umehara Sueji, Shina-kodo seikwa, vol.1,... [Lire la suite]