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2. A large spinach jade fang ding
China
19th century
Height: 27.8 cm
A large spinach jade fang ding

A large spinach jade fang ding, with taotie mask decoration to front and back, and lion head decoration to the legs and ring handles.

The Fang ding has an ancient pedigree, the shape descends from bronzes of the Erligang period (1500 to 1300 BC); and earlier in ceramic during the Erlitou period (1900 to 1500 BC).



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