An archaistic bronze vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

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Lot 5070. An archaistic bronze vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 13.6 cm, 5 3/8  inEstimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKDSold for 250,000 HKD (29,580 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

the heavily cast vessel of rectangular section, the pear-shaped body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and a flared mouth, the shoulder cast with a pair of lion mask handles, the neck cast in low relief with a band of archaistic kui dragons against a leiwen ground, all above archaistic pendent cicada blades, the foot with a band of leiwen motifs, the countersunk base with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark within a recessed panel, the surface patinated to a dark brown colour.

Provenance: Collection of Ulrich Hausmann.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8th October 2014, lot 3416.

Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020