• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 9

    EIGHT BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-220AD)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    EIGHT BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-220AD)
    comprising a bronze recumbent boar plaque; a belthook in the form of a rams head; a small flattened model of a camel, drill hole for the eye; a plaque of a carnivore atop two tangent rings; a belt plaque depicting the front mirror image section of an ibex; a plaque of an ibex suckling her young; an ornament of a curled dog or wolf; and a plaque in the form of a recumbent animal -- The first, 2 1/8in. (5.4cm) wide. (8)


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    Provenance

    First, Second, Third, Sixth and Seventh: acquired prior to 1978; Fourth and Eight: William Mayer Collection. C.T. Loo, New York. Frank Caro, New York, 1960; Fifth: C.T. Loo, New York. Frank Caro, New York, 28th November 1961.


    Literature

    Fourth, Fifth and Eighth: Bunker, Emma C.; Kawami, Trudy S.; with Linduff, Katheryn M.; Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, 1997; cat. no. F15b, illustrated; cat. no. 246, illustrated; cat. no. F17b, illustrated.
    Sixth: Carter, Dagny; The Symbol of the Beast. The Ronald Press Co.; New York, 1957, pl. 21:c.