Lot 665
  • 665

A PAIR OF ARCHAIC BRONZE VASES AND COVERS (FANGHU) HAN DYNASTY |

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
12,500 USD
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Description

  • Height 15 1/4  in., 38.8 cm
each of square section, the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a waisted neck, flanked by a pair of beast-mask handles each suspending a loose ring, the sloping cover surmounted by four hooked rings, the surface with patches of reddish-white and malachite encrustation (4)

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 19th September 2001, lot 12.

Catalogue Note

Compare a similar bronze fanghu excavated at Shuihudi, Yunmeng, Hubei province, now in the Yunmeng County Museum, published in Zhongguo qingtongqi quanji [Complete collection of Chinese archaic bronzes], vol. 12, Beijing, 1998, pl. 9; and another in the collection of the Fujii Yurinkan, Kyoto, illustrated in Sueji Umehara, Nihon shucho Shina kodo seikwa [Select Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan], vol. 6, Osaka, 1964, pl. 471.
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