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An archaic bronze food vessel, gui, presumably Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1040 BC)/early Zhou Dynasty (1040-256 BC)

The interior base and cover carries an archaic inscription. Height ca 20 cm. Lenght ca 27 cm.

Wear, part polished. Tarnished.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

300 000 - 500 000 SEK

34 843 - 58 072 EUR

Hammer price: 
1 150 000 SEK
Provenance

Signe Trygger (1867-1934, née Söderström), married to Ernst Trygger (1857-1943), Professor of Law, Justices of the Supreme Court, and Prime Minister (1923-24).

The Orvar Karlbeck Consortium 1930-31. Illustrated and described in Volume One, p. 25-26, fig 75.

Literature

Deydier, Christian, "Chinesische Bronzen", München 1981. Compare similar gui dated to Late Shang/Early Zhou dynasty, p. 51, fig 31.

Related content

Bronzes were used by the Shang aristocracy for ritual purposes.

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Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02