A LARGE ARCHAIC RITUAL BRONZE BASIN 'PAN'
3.000 € - 5.000 €
Description:China, Western Zhou dynasty
B. 41 cm
Cast bronze with uniform greenish patina, around the stand with stylised volute decoration in relief, around the wall with typical relief decoration of 'Taotie' masks, at the rim with two vertically upward pointing handles, in the mirror with a long inscription
From an old South German private collection, before 2000- Restored break
Cf. pieces of similar shape but slightly different in decoration, sold at: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2 July 2021, lot 5012; Sotheby's New York, 22 March 2023, lot 624; Christie's New York, 15 Sep 2017, lot 906