WFE 73 An archaistic bronze vase, fanggu


17th/18th century

The vase is formed after an archaic bronze vessel, fanggu, with a square middle section supported on a square flared foot divided into eight sections by crenelated flanges and decorated with taotie masks and birds en profile around the foot. The widely flared neck has six upright cicada panels above a border of six snakes
Height 19.5 cm; with fitted wood stand

Povenance: An old Dutch private collection acquired in the 1930s

Works of Art > Early Bronzes