Lot 1276: Chinese Ordos Lion and Griffin Buckle Plate
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th-2nd century BC. A bronze openwork buckle plate in the form of a lion and griffin attacking each other; head of lion bent forward biting foreleg of griffin; large swirls of plumage to the griffin and head bent forward biting the neck of lion; two loops to the back. 100 grams, 12cm (4 3/4"). Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s.
Condition Report: Fine condition.