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  • Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel (zun)

    Early Chinese art from private collections

    19 October - 19 October, 2016

    This exhibition features a range of early jades, bone carvings, archaic bronzes and inlaid metalwork. The objects range in date from the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) and many have passed through the hands of renowned collectors such as Luo Zhenyu, Pan Zuyin, Alexandre J. Argyropoulos, Edward T. Chow and Adolphe Stoclet

    Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel (zun)

    Early Western Zhou period, 11th - 10th century BC

    This imposing early bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, cast with birds and animal masks, has passed through the hands of several illustrious collectors and is recorded from the second half of the nineteenth century. It bears an inscription with the name of the person who ordered it to be cast, in honour of his mother.

    Height: 25.0cm; Weight: 2.75kg