• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    A GROUP OF FIVE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FIVE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
    the first plaque cast as a recumbent tiger, with the neck stretched outward with the head held down to the front leg; the second belt buckle cast as a coiling guei, with attachment loop on reverse; the third plaque in the shape of a small horse atop a larger horse, both with plumes at their forehead; the fifth cast as a running stag; and a further plaque cast as a grazing horse tied to a post -- The first, 3½in. (9cm.) wide. (5)


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    Provenance

    First: William Mayer Collection. C.T. Loo, New York. Frank Caro, New York, 1960; Third: Walther Dietrick Hoops Collection, Germany, 1968; Second, Fourth and Fifth: Acquired prior to 1978.


    Literature

    First and third: 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. F6 and F36.


    Exhibited

    First: Exhibited in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, New York, 1987.