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.
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。
尺寸：壺高36.7 厘米，底座11.8 x 23.4 x 24.1 厘米