Provenance: From the Karl Bethge Collection, before 1900. Thence by descent in the same family. Karl Bethge (1847 in Berlin - 1900 in Bangkok) was a German engineer, known for his work on the construction of several important railway lines in Asia, among them the Royal Railway of Siam.
Condition: Fine patina, some wear and traces of use, two dings to neck with associated stress lines.
Weight: 5.3 kilograms
Dimensions: 50.5 cm
The body with a raised border of stylized ruyi encircling the shoulder and a row of hemispheres above the foot.
Auction result comparison: Compare with a closely related yen yen bronze vase at Sotheby’s New York on September 13th, 2017, in Important Chinese Art, lot 140.
來源：Karl Bethge 收藏, 1900年前，在同一家族保存至今。KarlBethge (1847 在柏林- 1900在曼谷)曾是一位德國工程師，以建造過幾條亞洲重要鐵路而聞名，其中包括暹羅皇家鐵路。