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|China, Warring States Period (475-221 BCE)|
Bronze vase composed of several parts welded together, clearly visible, called Ding for its shape, a spherical body set on three feet, the lid with handle and two side handles. This is a traditional shape of Chinese bronzes since Archaic times.
Presence of decoration of Leiwen, volutes and stylized dragons incised in the bronze presenting traces of cuprite due to the oxidation.
Such traces of blue cuprite in oxidation are rare and determine the very old age of this piece.
This is an excellent collector's piece at a convenient price. The oxidation is remarkable and confirms the true age of the object. Please see details on the photo.
|Location of Origin: Asia|
|Medium/Materials: Old Bronze with a very nice bluish patina of cuprite|
|Dimensions: Height: 19.5cm (7.68”); Diameter: 16.5cm (6.49”)|
|Primary Classification: Ancient Art, Antiquities : Chines Antiquities|
|Secondary Classification: Asian Art : Chinese Antiques|
|Vases with three feet were often put in graves in series of four, each having a well codified shape. At this time, bronze vases were probably reserved for ritual use. They were used to serve warmed rice wine and victuals during farewell ceremonies.|
State of Preservation: Exceptional. A very old crack on the lid. Magnificent blue and green traces of oxidation of the bronze.
Museography: a similar object is present:-In the Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Lucy Maud Buckingham collection, 1926.384-In the Smithsonian Museum of Washington, ref. Arthur M. Sackler S 1987, 296 a-b
Cultural passport from Ministère Français de la culture N° 129430 authorizing this piece to travel worldwide. Certificate from seller is available on vendor website (log in to see vendor info)
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