Lot 15. Two Chinese bronze square-form vases and covers, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

Each cast with a pair of animal mask handles with loose rings, the covers with four S-shaped finials at the corners.

ProvenanceWith Michael Goedhuis (according to label).
The Marcel and Chantal Gerbe Collection, Switzerland, assembled in the 1970s and 1980s.
Purchased from the above in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by the current owner in 2012.

Exhibited: New York, Galerie Christian Deydier, The Marcel & Chantal Gerbe Collection, 16-24 March 2012, no. 7.

Christie's. A South American Private Collection, London, 5 December 2019