A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE TRIPOD VESSELS 'DING'
5.000 € - 8.000 €
Description:China, six-character cast seal marks Qianlong and period
B. 22,7/ H.17,6 cm
The archaistic vessel is raised on three leaf-form supports and the sides are cast with a broad band of cell diaper below narrow bands of key frets and stylised foliate scroll interrupted by a pair of dragon handles.
German private collection, assembled before 1990
Compare to two bronze xing of comparable size also without covers dated to Qianlong period, sold at Christie’s New York, 17.9.2015, lot 2114. Compare, also, a white-glazed porcelain example dated to the Qianlong period with identical decoration and shape in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in China: The Three Emperors, 1662-1795, London, 2005, p. 125, no. 36, and another porcelain example of this type in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue Emperor Ch’ien-lung’s Grand Cultural Enterprise, Taipei, p. 172, fig. v-5.
Minor traces of age, slightly corroded