California Asian Art Auction California Asian Art Auction
 Oct. 14, 2023  Oct. 14, 2023

 Lot # 1023 

  • Dimension: Height: 4 5/8 in (11.7 cm) Width: 10 1/2 in (26.7 cm)
  • Estimate From: $20000
  • Estimate To: $30000

The bowl cast with a band featuring pairs of stylized confronted dragons, each centering on a small raised animal head in high relief, set with a pair of loop handles springing from deer's heads below the lipped rim, the foot with a similar band of dragons divided by raised flanges, the surface covered with an attractive patina, interior cast with five characters. Late Shang Dynasty period.

來源:美國西北地區私人收藏,早年得於三藩市私人收藏家Donald A. Nehls.此五字銘文由芝加哥藝術博物館亞洲館藝術主任汪濤先生所釋,「析子孫父乙」,氏族徽識「析子孫」,近人亦釋「舉」,是商周之際的大族,所鑄銅器群,往往出土於河南安陽、山東費縣、北京房山等墓地,亦見於陝西扶風微史家族窖藏,可知該族於商晚期至西周早期的活動範圍甚廣。
"Provenance: Property from a Northwestern private collection. Acquired from the collection of Donald A. Nehls, San Francisco.This five-character inscription was interpreted by Mr. Wang Tao, curator of Chinese art and Pritzker Chair at the Art Institute of Chicago, as ""Xi Zisun fu Yi"", the clan emblem ""Xizisun"", and modern people also interpreted it as ""Ju"", which is a powerful clan during the Shang and Zhou dynasties. Groups of related bronze wares were unearthed in archaeological sites such as Anyang in Henan, Feixian in Shandong, and Fangshan in Beijing. They were also discovered in the archaeological sites of the Weishi family in Fufeng, Shaanxi. This underscores the far-reaching activities and significance of the clan, spanning from the late Shang Dynasty to the early Western Zhou Dynasty."