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Archaic Chinese Bronze Sieve, 722 BC–221 BC


Chinese bronze vessel/sieve for food from the Warring States period 722 BC–221 BC. This bronze comes with a Japanese paulownia wood box with inscription by Zoroku. Hata Zoroku was a goldsmith and metal worker famous for both his own work and for being a known collector of ancient Chinese bronzes. The Zoroku name has continued through the generations with more recent members of the family keeping with tradition. The inner liner was made from copper in the 20th century so that the vessel could be used as an Ikebana container. Christie’s Fine Chinese ceramics and works of Art (Part I & II)” auction on 22nd March 2012 in New York (Please refer to the following: Sale2553/Lot1514, Sale2553/Lot1517, Sale2553/Lot1524) Dimensions: Diameter: 31.5cm Diameter with handles: 39cm Diameter at base: 15cm Height: 22cm Height with handles: 25cm.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 9.85 in. x Dm 12.41 in.

    H 25 cm x Dm 31.5 cm

  • Diameter
    12.41 in. (31.5 cm)
  • Seller location
    Prahran, AU
  • Seller reference number
    Bronze Sieve
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