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Tag: Shang dynasty

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    Los Angeles Collection | Single Owner

    A gu vessel is a Chinese container that was used for wine or ritual offerings during the Shang and Zhou dynasties. The tall and slim vessels have a flared and tapered base and a wider mouth. The high stem cups used during the Neolithic age were an inspiration for the…

    Chinese Enameled Porcelain Covered Jar
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    July Asian Sale

    Showcased in the upcoming July Asian Sale, offered by WR Auction Gallery, is a Chinese bronze Buddha potentially created in the Qing dynasty. The Qing dynasty was the last imperial dynasty in China, ruling from 1644 to 1912. Chinese Buddhism is one of the country’s oldest foreign religions and balances…

    Chinese porcelain vessel, possibly 19th c.
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    Ancient / Ethnographic From Around the World

    The Shang dynasty (c. 1600 - 1046 BCE), the second dynasty of China, brought numerous cultural advances such as the transition from stone and iron to industrialized bronze casting. The Shang dynasty also introduced bronze sacral vessels. One such vessel was the gui, a bronze ritual vessel used to relay…

    Chinese Shang Dynasty Bronze Lidded Gui w- TL
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    A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

    Sotheby’s celebrates the tradition of collecting Chinese and Korean art in their upcoming Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection auction. The bronze tripod ritual food vessel from the western Zhou dynasty, imposing the taotie masks on each of the three lobes, is a rare collectible. Painted…

    Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection/AuctionDaily