Bronze Vessel, China
Detail: Fang-i stylings from the early Chou Dynasty (late 11th to early 10th Century BC). This vessel has a lot of symbols and animals covering it. Inscripton (12 symbols) adorn the inside bottom of vessel. Heavy segment flanges run down corners. Large handles are not typical on Fang-i styles. Nice patina. Acquired from a gallery owner in Beijing. Age unknown.