• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    FOUR SMALL BRONZE ANIMALS, AND A METAL FIGURE OF A SEATED MONKEY, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-220AD)

    Price Realised  

    FOUR SMALL BRONZE ANIMALS, AND A METAL FIGURE OF A SEATED MONKEY, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-220AD)
    comprising an ordos bronze resting deer, formed from sectional head and body pieces, the legs folded beneath the body, with fitted wood stand; a gilt bronze model of a standing pig; a gilt bronze bird, wood stand; a bronze parrot, wood stand; and a pendant in the form of a crouching monkey -- The first, 4 3/8in. (11.2cm.) wide. (5)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T Tai & Co., New York, 15th May 1963; Second, Third and Fourth: acquired prior to 1978; Fifth: Frank Caro, New York, 27th July 1959.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that there are five objects in this lot.