A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGHU
China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 7th century BC
Supported by a trapezoidal foot section with undulating lower edges, the flat body enlarging towards the lower area, on both sides of the sturdy neck ear-shaped handles with animal head, the interlocking lid with flared upper edge, on the external surface a relief decoration of stylized geometric patterns.
30,5 cm high
Provenance : Fabrizio Savi collection, acqured from Anthony J. Allen, Auckland, New Zealand, between 1995 and 2000.
Published in A.J. Allen, Allen's Authentication of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Auckland 2001, p. 87.
A similar vase is published in J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Volume III, New York 1995, p. 14, fig. 3.