• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1325

    A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED MYTHICAL HORNED BEAST

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED MYTHICAL HORNED BEAST
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Seated with head turned and mouth open in a fierce expression, the ears alertly pricked and the tufted tail raised, with flames emerging from the haunches and finely incised tufts of hair surrounding the face and continuing down the back and legs, covered overall in splashes of gold
    11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) high, fitted wood stand


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    Provenance

    Collection of Heber R. Bishop.
    Collection of Elizabeth T. Harriman, thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANDRÉ BISHOP


    Literature

    The Art Collection Formed by the Late Heber R. Bishop, The American Art Association, New York, 1906, no. 2067.


    Exhibited

    National Academy of Design, 1893.