Global Art & Artifacts

Bronze Vessel, China

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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.


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