16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A SILVER-INLAID BRONZE BIRD-FORM FINIAL
WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)
The finial is hollow-cast as a recumbent bird, possibly a raptor, with head turned backwards and beak open to form an angular loop. The feathers are detailed in silver sheet and silver wire inlay.
2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) wide
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For two other small silver-inlaid bronze bird-form finials of this type and date see Chugoku Sengoku Jidai No Bijutsu (The Art of the Warring States Period), Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art, 1991, p. 96, nos. 131 and 132.
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