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Lot 1274: Chinese Phoenix and Lion Belt Hook
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Warring States, 475-221 BC. A substantial gilt and silvered bronze openwork belt hook in the form of a winged lion attacking a bird, possibly a phoenix or peacock; entire surface decorated with scrolling pattern to represent feathers and fur; hook in the form of a stylised dragon head; underside with raised boss decorated with scrolling swastika motif. 635 grams, 24cm (9 1/2"). Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.