• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

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

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    A PAIR OF BRONZE AXLE CAP LINCHPINS

    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1000-900 BC

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF BRONZE AXLE CAP LINCHPINS
    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1000-900 BC
    Each rectangular pin pierced with a slit for attachment and surmounted by a large well-cast tiger mask pierced by an arched channel below the upright ears, with a broad crescent-shaped backing, with mottled grey and green patina and areas of malachite green encrustation
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high, wood stand (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1966.