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Lot 1260: Chinese Gilt Lion
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Warring States, 475-221 BC. A gilt bronze lion crouching down with legs splayed and head held forward; central band running from head, down the spine and tail, sides of back legs and cheeks of face inlaid with turquoise with carnelian roundels between the shoulders, base of the spine and ears. details of the face engraved and entire surface of body engraved with images of birds, wolves and scrolling plant motifs. 1.86 kg, 35cm (13 3/4"). Acquired on the London art market in the 1990s.
Condition Report: Fine condition.