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Lot 1026

A TRIPOD BRONZE RITUAL VESSEL 'JIA'

Estimated Value:

5.000 € - 8.000 €

Schätzpreis:

Description:

China, probably Shang dynasty
H. 31,1 cm
Cast bronze, with a uniform grey-green patina, on three sharp-edged, square legs flared slightly outwards, with 'Taotie' decoration running around the wall and umbrella-shaped handles on the rim.
From the Zeileis collection, assembled in the 1980s and 90s
Publiziert in: Friedrich Georg Zeileis, 'Von Shang bis Qing, Dreieinhalb Jahrtausende Chinesische Bronze', Gallspach, 1999, no. 4, pp. 8-11 - C.f.: Sotheby's New York, 21 Sep 2021, lot 4; Christie's New York, 20 Sep 2013, lot 1453 - Restored break to the rim