Chinese Zhou Dynasty Style Bronze Hue Inlaid with Gold  & Silver Wire For Sale
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Chinese Zhou Dynasty Style Bronze Hue Inlaid with Gold & Silver Wire

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This cast bronze vessel was made in China as an honorific presentation circa 1920. Cast in the style of the Zhou dynasty it would have been used ritually as a wine container and placed in tombs as an offering. The Chinese have for centuries created living objects to glorify past ancestors and the history of the culture and don't consider them mear copies. Created in the same fashion as a period Hue this bronze vessel is inlaid in gold and silver wire creating dramatic bands around the body of the urn representing hunting scenes that include mythical beasts, deer and archers. These bands are interspersed with smaller decorative bands of dots. The topmost section of the vessel is inlaid with an ancestral inscription as the originals were often dedicated to specific persons or events. At either side of the urn are inlaid toe tia masks that issue separate loos rings. The urn is topped with a lid completed by three projected horns also inlaid. The entire body of the vessel has a rich lovely old patina and comes with a fine carved rosewood stand.

Details

  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 17 in. x Dm 8.75 in.H 43.18 cm x Dm 22.23 cm
  • Diameter
    8.75 in. (22.23 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU811312652342
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