A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period
Lot 963A
A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun
Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period
US$ 40,000 - 60,000
£30,000 - 45,000

Fine Asian Works of Art

18 Dec 2017, 11:00 PST

San Francisco

Lot Details
A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period
A Pair of Cast Bronze Jars, Zun
Qianlong marks, late Qing/Republic period
Each of substantial weight, cast with a short neck, a high, rounded shoulder supporting a pair of deer head handles and a full body tapering inward toward the foot, the recessed base bearing six-character mark in seal script.
10 1/2in (26.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • These vases replicate in bronze a group of monochrome glazed porcelain jars, zun, made for use at various imperial sacrificial altars from the Ming period onward: white associated with the Altar of the Moon, red for the Altar of the Sun, yellow for the Altar of Earth and blue for the Altar of Heaven. For a yellow glazed jar from the Ming Hongzhi period (1488-1505), see Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Wenwu Zhenpin Quanji 37:Yanse You (The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum 37: Monochrome Porcelain), pp. 40-42, no. 36 (32cm high). For examples from the Qianlong period, see Rose Kerr, Chinese Ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911, 1986, pp. 23-24, figure 9 (iron red associated with the Altar of the Sun); and p.32, pl. 15, (sky blue glaze which the author associates with the Temple of the Moon). For a white glazed example from the Qianlong period, see Christie's, Hong Kong sale 2309, 30 May 2006, lot 1303 (27.1cm high).
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