Lot 1239. A bronze ritual faceted wine jar, fanghu, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC); 12½ in. (31.7 cm.) highEstimate 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 50,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

Each side is flat-cast with two panels of addorsed dragon scroll set between scroll borders, the upper border interrupted by a mask and loose ring handle on two sides below an addorsed dragon motif on the neck. There is milky green encrustation and a mottled grey and milky green patina.

Provenance: Art Treasures, Hong Kong, 1993.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Furniture, Archaic Bronzes and Works of ArtNew York21 - 22 March 2013