Antique Chinese Bronze Photos

Bronze objects were made in China from about 2000 BCE onward.

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Chinese jade or bronze ceremonial tools & weapons at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze helmet at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese jade & bronze ceremonial daggers & axes at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Neolithic Chinese bronze objects at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.
Chinese jade or bronze ceremonial tools & weapons (c3300-1050 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze helmet (1523-1028 BCE) at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese jade & bronze ceremonial daggers & axes (c1300-1200 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Neolithic Chinese bronze objects (20th-11th C BCE) at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.
Chinese bronze ritual wine warmers at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze ritual food cauldrons at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Bronze ritual wine vessel from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese Shang Dynasty Jia bronze tripod vase for fermented drinks at Cernuschi Museum. Paris, France.
Chinese bronze ritual wine warmers (c1600-1050 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze ritual food cauldrons (c1600-1050 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Bronze ritual wine vessel (c1600-1050 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese Shang Dynasty Jia bronze tripod vase for fermented drinks (1550-1050 BCE) at Cernuschi Museum. Paris, France.
Chinese bronze vessels from Shang dynasty at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.Bronze ritual vessels - two for food & one for wine from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze ritual wine container at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Western Zhou dynasty bronze wine storage vessel from China at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Chinese bronze vessels from Shang dynasty (c1500-1050 BCE) at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.Bronze ritual vessels - two for food (1300-1050 BCE ) & one for wine (c1500-1250 BCE) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze ritual wine container (c1600-1050 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Western Zhou dynasty bronze wine storage vessel (11-10th C BCE) from China at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Chinese Shang Dynasty Gui bronze vase for grain at Cernuschi Museum. Paris, France.Shang dynasty bronze tripod steamer from China at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Chinese bronze container in form of two owls at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze container in form of two owls at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Chinese Shang Dynasty Gui bronze vase for grain (1550-1050 BCE) at Cernuschi Museum. Paris, France.Shang dynasty bronze tripod steamer (12-11th C BCE) from China at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Chinese bronze container in form of two owls (c1200-1100 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze container in form of two owls (c1200-1100 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Bronze ritual wine vessel from China at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of animal from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze animal ewers at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze ritual wine container in form of animal at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Bronze ritual wine vessel (13-11th C BCE / late Shang dynasty) from China at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of animal (c1300-1050 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze animal ewers (c1300-975 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze ritual wine container in form of animal (12th C BCE) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze wine vessel at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Bronze covered ritual wine vessel in form of creature from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze owl-shaped wine vessel at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Chinese bronze ritual ewer at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze wine vessel (Jue) (13th-11th C BCE, Shang dynasty) at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Bronze covered ritual wine vessel in form of creature (c1050-771 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze owl-shaped wine vessel (Zun) (13th-11th C BCE, Shang dynasty) at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Chinese bronze ritual ewer (c1200-1100 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze ritual wine container in form of bird at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Chinese Zun bronze vase in form of elephant from Changsha, China at Guimet Museum. Paris, France.Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of rhinoceros from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze ritual wine container in form of animal at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze ritual wine container in form of bird (12th-11th C BCE, Shang dynasty) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Chinese Zun bronze vase in form of elephant (12thC-11thC BCE - Shang dynasty) from Changsha, China at Guimet Museum. Paris, France.Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of rhinoceros (c1100-1050 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze ritual wine container in form of animal (10th C BCE, Western Zhou dynasty) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze fittings in form of tigers at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze fittings in form of tigers at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze food vessel at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Ceremonial Chinese bronze food vessel at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.
Chinese bronze fittings in form of tigers (c900 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze fittings in form of tigers (c900 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze food vessel (Gui) (11th-10th C BCE, Western Zhou dynasty) at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Ceremonial Chinese bronze food vessel (of Gui type) (c1099-967 BCE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.
Chinese bronze grain bowl at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese Zhou Western Dynasty bronze vase for fermented drinks at Cernuschi Museum. Paris, France.Chinese bronze ritual food container in form of animal at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Detail of bird handle of Chinese bronze ritual food container in form of animal at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze grain bowl (c1050-1000 BCE) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chinese Zhou Western Dynasty bronze vase for fermented drinks (1050-771 BCE) at Cernuschi Museum. Paris, France.Chinese bronze ritual food container in form of animal (10th C BCE, Western Zhou dynasty) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Detail of bird handle of Chinese bronze ritual food container in form of animal (10th C BCE, Western Zhou dynasty) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Bronze chariot fitting with Kui dragons from Early Western Zhou Dynasty of China at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Chinese bronze mythical mask at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Bronze ritual bell from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze bell at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Bronze chariot fitting with Kui dragons (1027-771 BCE) from Early Western Zhou Dynasty of China at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Chinese bronze mythical mask (10th C BCE) at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Bronze ritual bell (c900-400 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese bronze bell (5th C BCE, Eastern Zhou dynasty) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze ritual food container on tripod at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze ritual food container on tripod with cover at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze tripod bowls with covers at Cernuschi Museum. Paris, France.Bronze ritual food vessels from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Chinese bronze ritual food container on tripod (7th C BCE, Eastern Zhou dynasty) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze ritual food container on tripod with cover (5th C BCE, Eastern Zhou dynasty) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze tripod bowls with covers at Cernuschi Museum. Paris, France.Bronze ritual food vessels (c560-500 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Ceremonial Chinese bronze offering vessel at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Silvered bronze clothing hooks from northern China at Guimet Museum. Paris, France.Chinese belt hooks at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Gilt bronze belt hooks from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Ceremonial Chinese bronze offering vessel (of He type) (c499-400 BCE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Silvered bronze clothing hooks (4thC BCE) from northern China at Guimet Museum. Paris, France.Chinese belt hooks (4th-3rd C BCE) at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Gilt bronze belt hooks (c475 BCE-9 CE) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bronze garment hooks from China at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Bronze, silver, gold chariot fitting in canine shape from China in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze horse at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Bronze wine vessel in form of goose from China at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Bronze garment hooks (475 BCE-221 CE) from China at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Bronze, silver, gold chariot fitting in canine shape from Eastern Zhou dynasty of China (300-250 BCE) in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Chinese bronze horse (206 BCE-220 CE, Han dynasty) at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Bronze wine vessel in form of goose (206 BCE-220 CE) from China at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Gilt bronze sculptures related to Buddhism from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese Tang Dynasty gilded bronze bowl with mythical animals at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Liao dynasty bronze twin phoenix cummerbund from China at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Bronze inlaid vessel in form of duck from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gilt bronze sculptures related to Buddhism (618-906) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese Tang Dynasty gilded bronze bowl with mythical animals (c700) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Liao dynasty bronze twin phoenix cummerbund (907-1125) from China at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Bronze inlaid vessel in form of duck (960-1279) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bronze inlaid vessel in form of phoenix from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese covered censer in shape of mythical beast at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Gilt bronze sculpture of Buddha Shakyamuni as ascetic from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese gilded iron statuette of doctrine guardian from Sichuan or Yunnan at Guimet Museum. Paris, France.
Bronze inlaid vessel in form of phoenix (1368-1644) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese covered censer in shape of mythical beast (14th C) at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Gilt bronze sculpture of Buddha Shakyamuni as ascetic (1600-1700) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese gilded iron statuette of doctrine guardian (16thC CE) from Sichuan or Yunnan at Guimet Museum. Paris, France.
Late Ming dynasty bronze Deified Laozi at Crow Collection of Asian Art. Dallas, TX.Chinese decorative objects at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Detail of Dining Room screen with Chinese sculptures on side table at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Chinese metal bowl on dragon stand at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.
Late Ming dynasty bronze Deified Laozi (17th C) at Crow Collection of Asian Art. Dallas, TX.Chinese decorative objects at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Detail of Dining Room screen with Chinese sculptures on side table at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Chinese metal bowl on dragon stand at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.
Qing Dynasty cloisonné enamel incense burners & ice chest with lid from China at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Qing Dynasty cloisonné enamel pilgrim flasks from China at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Qing Dynasty ceramic vase with pewter surround from China at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.
Qing Dynasty cloisonné enamel incense burners & ice chest with lid (18th C) from China at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Qing Dynasty cloisonné enamel pilgrim flasks (18th C) from China at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Qing Dynasty ceramic vase (c1860) with pewter surround (20th C) from China at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.

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