• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

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

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1034

    THREE SMALL GILT-BRONZE ANIMALS

    SIX DYNASTIES/TANG DYNASTY, 3RD-9TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE SMALL GILT-BRONZE ANIMALS
    SIX DYNASTIES/TANG DYNASTY, 3RD-9TH CENTURY
    One a fitting cast as a leaping lion with two loops on the back; one a recumbent qilin with bared teeth, with a tiny hole through the end of the horn; the third a seated lion with raised right foot and wings rising from the front haunches
    4 1/8 and 1 3/8 (10.5 and 3.5 cm.) long, 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    Leaping lion: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Qilin: acquired prior to 1977.
    Seated lion: acquired prior to 1977.