Lot 1507: Islamic Gryphon Attachment
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 7th-10th century AD. A bronze pivoting trigger(?) in the form of a gryphon with extended fore-limbs, the claws of each foot further extending to form an oval platform; below the extended neck a hole for a shaft; the mouth with a further hole for a smaller shaft, the rear legs extend to form a toggle. 68 grams, 11.5cm (4 1/2"). Property of a gentleman; acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s. This item appears to be a rocking trigger for a device, possibly a dispenser of oil or other liquid.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.