• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 171

    A TIBETAN GILT BRONZE MAKALA HEAD POLE FINIAL, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A TIBETAN GILT BRONZE MAKALA HEAD POLE FINIAL, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
    cast with bulging eyes and hairy eyebrows, the wide open mouth with protruding tongue and raised snout, the interior of the mouth, the horns extremities and the mane painted in red lacquer -- 7¾in. (19.8cm.) long, wood stand.


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (Bs 20A); acquired from Spinks, London, September 1989.