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Katalognummer: CA0420-003
A FACETED BRONZE STORAGE VESSEL, FANGHU, HAN DYNASTY
China, 206 BC-AD 220. The faceted pear-shaped body, raised on a slightly flared square foot, is applied to either side with a taotie mask handle and a loose ring. Naturally grown malachite and lapis lazuli patina.

Provenance: From the collection of Josette and Théo Schulmann, Paris, France, acquired between 1960 and 1970. A French export certificate accompanies this lot.
Condition: Extensive wear, patina and encrustations with only small areas of the bronze still visible, minor dents and fissures, overall condition exactly as expected from a bronze of this age.

Weight: 3,311 g (the vessel) and 1,078 g (the base)
Dimensions: Height 36.7 cm (the vessel), Size 11.8 x 23.4 x 24.1 cm (the base)

With a beautifully carved hardwood pedestal from the 18th century, supported on four cabriole legs in the form of phoenixes below a high relief carving with lion heads amid swirling clouds, a pierced rim, and the top with a hardwood frame and an inlaid plate of a lighter-grained wood. (2)

Auction result comparison: Compare with a much smaller fanghu vessel with a cover sold by Christie’s London in Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art on 7 November 2017, lot 172, for GBP £8,125 incl. buyer’s premium.

青銅雙獸首銜環耳方壺,漢代
中國,公元前206 至公元220。壺身呈橢方形,長頸大腹,直口,獸首銜環耳,缺一耳。天然青綠色包漿。

來源:法國巴黎Josette 與 Théo Schulmann收藏,購於1960 至1970年間。附法國出口證書。
品相:廣汎磨損,局部可見包漿和結殼,輕微凹痕和裂縫。整體狀況符合其他年代。

重量:壺3,311克,底座1,078克
尺寸:壺高36.7 厘米,底座11.8 x 23.4 x 24.1 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相似青銅雙獸首銜環耳方蓋壺2017年11月7日于倫敦佳士得《中國瓷器及工藝精品》拍號172,成交價GBP £8,125含買家佣金。

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 2.000
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 1.000

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