• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 251

    A PAIR OF BRONZE FIGURES OF MYTHICAL BEASTS

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF BRONZE FIGURES OF MYTHICAL BEASTS
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Each horned leonine beast standing foursquare with head turned in mirror image and jaws agape in a fierce expression, with a collar of bells and tassels around the neck, the back draped with a cloth engraved with lotus meander supporting a lobed gu-form vase cast with chilong, with brownish patina
    12 in. (31 cm.) high (2)


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