Provenance: From an old Austrian private collection.
Condition: Extensive wear, patina and malachite encrustations with some areas of the bronze still visible, minor dents and fissures, overall condition exactly as expected from a bronze of this age. The rings to the loops, if there ever were any, are now lost.
Weight: 90 g
Dimensions: Diameter Height 6 cm
Literature comparison: Dr. Paul Singer. Early Chinese Miniatures. New York, March 16 - May 29, 1977. cat. no. 47. The National Museum of Asian Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, accession number rLS1997.48.44.
中國，公元前206 至公元 220。梨形方壺，方形足，高浮雕饕餮紋，肩部雙孔。良好的天然包漿。