Lot 1279: Chinese Ordos Devouring Beast Buckle Plate
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th-2nd century BC. A bronze openwork buckle plate in the form of a hybrid animal with leonine body, serpent tail and head with long jaws, devouring a smaller animal, possibly a deer; to the back a rivet hole in the form of a bird's head with arching beak; pelleted border to the base. 91 grams, 10cm (4"). Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s.
Condition Report: Fine condition.