AN ARCHAIC RITUAL BRONZE VESSEL WITH COVER 'FANG HU'
2.000 € - 3.000 €
Description:China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 800-700 B.C.
H. ca. 25 cm
Cast bronze with bluish patina and earth incrustations, with abstract relief decoration on all four sides as well as on the base, the two handles in the shape of animal heads with flat elliptical rings.
From the Zeileis collection, assembled in the 1980s and 90s
Published in: Friedrich Georg Zeileis, 'Von Shang bis Qing, Dreieinhalb Jahrtausende Chinesische Bronze', Gallspach, 1999, no. 73, pp. 216-217 - Cf. Bronzes of the Shang and Chou Dynasties, Palace Museum, Beijing, Wenwu Chubanshe 1984, p. 62 - Very minor damages due to age