2022_NYR_20594_0719_007(an_important_and_very_rare_inlaid_bronze_facted_jar_fanghu_warring_sta012700)

2022_NYR_20594_0719_006(an_important_and_very_rare_inlaid_bronze_facted_jar_fanghu_warring_sta012700)

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2022_NYR_20594_0719_004(an_important_and_very_rare_inlaid_bronze_facted_jar_fanghu_warring_sta012700)

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Lot 719. An important and very rare inlaid bronze facted jar, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 16 3⁄4 in. (43 cm.) highPrice realised 2,760,000 (Estimate USD 400,000 – USD 600,000)© Christie's 2022

The four-sided vessel is set with loose rings suspending loose ring handles on opposite sides, and is decorated on each side with elaborate pictorial scenes arranged in horizontal registers. The flat, raised bronze motifs of the scenes are silhouetted against a sunken background bearing extensive remains of an inlaid paste. The bronze of the raised motifs has a brownish-red and green patina.

ProvenanceKaikodo, New York, before 1996.

LiteratureKaikodo Journal, New York, Spring 1996, no. 54.

Exhibited: New York, Kaikodo, 23 March-20 April 1996.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022