Lot 524 A MAGNIFICENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGLEI,LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC

估   价 USD 5,000,000-8,000,000 (折合人民币:34,468,542-55,149,667)
拍卖公司:Christie's New York
拍卖时间:2017-03-15

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分类: 瓷玉杂项--金属器
A MAGNIFICENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGLEI LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The decoration on each of the four sides of the high-shouldered, tapering body is arranged in horizontal registers divided by vertical flanges which are repeated at the corners. The two lower registers are cast in relief with large taotie masks, one of which is centered by a D-shaped handle surmounted by an animal mask. In the register above, a forehead shield symbolizing a taotie mask is flanked by a pair of birds, which are repeated on the rectangular neck. The rounded shoulder is cast with pairs of dragons separated on two sides by an animal mask in high relief, and on the other two, narrower sides, with a pair of animal-mask-surmounted, D-shaped handles that suspend loose rings cast with four eye patterns. All of the decoration is cast in crisp relief and reserved on leiwen grounds. The surface has a dark green patina. 25 in. (63.5 cm.) high, gold and silver-inlaid wood stand, Japanese double wood box

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