No other closely related animal mask finials appear to have been published, although related examples of this type are known; see two, one from the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and the other from the collection of C.T. Loo, illustrated in Sueji Umehara, Shina-koda seikwa/Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and America, pt. III, Miscellaneous Objects, vol. I, Osaka, 1933, pl. 26; one sold in our London rooms, 6th April 1976, lot, 12, now in the collection of the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, published in Giuseppe Eskenazi, A Dealer's Hand. The Chinese Art World through the Eyes of Giuseppe Eskenazi, London, 2012, pl. 7; and a fourth example from the collections of William van Heusden and Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull, included in the exhibition Arts of the Chou Dynasty, Stanford University Museum, Stanford, 1958, cat. no. 16, and illustrated in William van Heusden, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Tokyo, 1952, pl. LV, sold in these rooms, 21st March 2018, lot 581.
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