Lot 1285: Chinese Archaic Ornamented Animal
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Early Warring States Period, 5th-4th century BC. A bronze lid or handle of a crouching animal with open mouth, single ear or horn, elongated body and curving tail; entire surface engraved with scrolling decoration, possibly later, with geometric patterns and stylised phoenix; hollow to the underside. Cf. So, J. and Bunker, E. Traders and Raiders: China's Northern Frontier, Washington, 1995, p. 174, no. 101. 281 grams, 16cm (6 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: Very fine condition.