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A CHALCEDONY POURING VESSEL (YI),
2.000 € - 3.000 €
Description:China, probably Warring States/early Western Han dynasty
L. 9,5 cm
Finely cut in an ovoid cup with a flat oval base and rounded sides and a U-shaped spout, with encrustations.
Collection Julius Eberhardt (1936 - 2012), Vienna, sold Nagel 2.11.2013, lot 3120 - South German private property
Publ. Regina Krahl: Julius Eberhardt Collection. Early Chinese Art, vol. 1, Hong Kong 1999, pp. 148f.
For a similar yi made of silver, see Jenny So: Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, Washington D.C. 1995, p. 356, fig. 73.3.
Minor traces of age