Lot 437. Two small bronze lidded ding, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3 1/2in (8.8cm) high, each. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000. Sold for US$ 2,550 (€ 2,097). Courtesy Bonhams.
Each of similarly shape, the raised horizontal bands on the lid and body, with two rectangular-shaped handles on the side, and three loops on the lid.
Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman.
Note: Other Han dynasty gilt-bronze bears in differing sizes with provision for inlays, are illustrated by Helmut Brinker, Bronzen aus dem alten China, Zurich, 1975, p. 153, no. 125 in the Rietberg Museum and in Ancient Chinese Arts in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1989, no. 256
See also a slightly larger example of differing configuration illustrated by J.J.Lally & Co., Ancient Chinese Bronzes, March-April 2011, no. 18.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part II, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles