A rare bronze ritual food vessel (Liding), Late Shang Dynasty, 12th – 11th century BC. Photo Sotheby’s
the trilobed body raised on three columnar legs, cast below the lipped rim with a wide band of serpent motifs, the rim set with two upright loop handles, the patina of greenish-gray color with malachite encrustation. Height 8 1/2 in., 21.6 cm. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 USD
Provenance: Acquired from Frank Caro, New York (by repute).
John Elinas Collection.
Exposition: Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., New York, 1991/2.
SOTHEBY’S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, NEW YORK | 16 SEPT. 2014, 10:30 AM