9 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
A gilt bronze 'bear' weight, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)
of a circular form, heavily cast as a bear in a coiled seated position, the head resting on its hind paw, with clearly defined claws -- 2 7/16in. (6.1cm.) wide.
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