Lot 41. A bronze garlic-head flask (Bianhu), Han dynasty (206 -220 AD). Width 13½ in., 34.3 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
of flattened oblong form set over a slightly splayed rectangular foot rising to a short waisted neck and garlic bulb-shaped mouth, the broad sides each with raised and stepped concentric ovals, the narrow sides plain, the surface with grey patina and malachite encrustation.
Property from the Estate of John W. Wilkins.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021