25 March 2010,
Price realised USD 13,750
USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
THREE SMALL GILT-BRONZE ANIMALS
SIX DYNASTIES/TANG DYNASTY, 3RD-9TH CENTURY
One a fitting cast as a leaping lion with two loops on the back; one a recumbent qilin with bared teeth, with a tiny hole through the end of the horn; the third a seated lion with raised right foot and wings rising from the front haunches
4 1/8 and 1 3/8 (10.5 and 3.5 cm.) long, 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high (3)
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Leaping lion: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Qilin: acquired prior to 1977.
Seated lion: acquired prior to 1977.
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