Antique Round Fang Ting Bronze Ritual Vessel. Bowl. Basin. Zhou Dynasty – styled. China
A stunning antique piece of bronze in the style from the dynasty 1046 to 256 BC. Archaic or old Chinese characters are engraved on the bottom. So many characteristics of this Dynasty were captured in this vessel. The style, the symbolism and the embellishments . . . complicated sculptures with a functional use. Truly this vessel is a valid representation of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties . . . the Bronze Age of China.
I have had this vessel in my private collection for over 15 years. One of my first Agents found this in a private home in the ancient capital of Luoyang . . west of Henan Province. Coincidently, this is the geographic heart of these ancient dynasties.
Age is unknown but certainly early-1900 . . . or perhaps a lot earlier.
For the Serious Collector.
This stunning piece has sold. Thank you L.Z !