17 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,400
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A RARE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE WEIGHT
Well cast as a recumbent mythical beast with head turned back to bite its tail, the features accented by decorative designs inlaid in fine gold wire
2½ in. (6.3 cm) across, lucite stand
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1960s-1970s.
Property from a Private American Collection
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1977-1987.
International Academic Director Rosemary Scott peels back the layers of meaning in peonies, jasmine, morning glories and more
Why our specialist had to advise their owner to sit down before explaining what they might be worth
Find out more about Chinese decorative techniques, and how and why glazes evolved via crackles, ’tear marks’ and bl..
‘Made in China’ was once the ultimate mark of sophistication for Western porcelain enthusiasts, as specialist Becky MacGuire ex..