Lot 1288: Chinese Archaic Lion Weight with Ring
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Western Han Dynasty, 204 BC-24 AD. A bronze figure of a reclining lion front legs extending forward, back legs bent under body; head held up and mouth open with lolling tongue; collar around neck decorated with chevron pattern and ring to the back; tail curled around the back; hollow to the underside. Cf. Lin, J. The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China, p.141 fig. 36. 380 grams, 13.5cm (5 1/4"). Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.