• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 11

    NINE SMALL BRONZE ANIMAL FITTINGS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    NINE SMALL BRONZE ANIMAL FITTINGS
    comprising a garment hook of a crouching feline with open, roaring mouth with incised collar and fur detailing; a flying crane with one flattened edge; a pair of opposing bull ornaments, each with one flattened edge, each with four drill holes through neck, upper thigh, nose and flank; a bovine head applique with pierced eyes; a miniature bronze model of a horse; a model of a ram with incised fur detailing; a model of a gilded griffin; and a further giled model of a horse with saddle -- The first, 1 7/8in. (4.8cm.) wide. (10)


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    Provenance

    First to Fifth, Eight and Ninth: Acquired prior to 1978; Sixth and Seventh: Acquired prior to 1967.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that there are ten pieces in this lot.


    Literature

    Fourth: 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. 266.1, illustrated.
    Fifth and Eighth: Singer, Paul, Early Chinese Miniatures, China Institute of America, 1977, p.70, no. 163 and 165, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Fifth and Eighth: Early Chinese Miniatures, China House Gallery, China Institute of America, Inc. 125 East 65th Street, NYC 10021, March 16 - May 29, 1977