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A RARE BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' POLE FINIAL SHANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
186
A RARE BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' POLE FINIAL SHANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A RARE BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' POLE FINIAL SHANG DYNASTY 
well cast, of circular section, surmounted by a twin-horned mythical beast, the bulging eyes and a broad flattened nose, flanked by protruding pointed ears, all below tall curved horns cast with scroll work, the bronze of a reddish-brown patina with malachite encrustation, together with a catalogue, Early Chinese Art from the Cunliffe Collection, Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1973.
Height 4 in., 10.1 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Lord Cunliffe, The Rt. Hon. Rolf, 2nd Baron Cunliffe of Headley (1899-1963).
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 25th March 1985. 
Collection of Professor R. Beaver. 

Exhibited

Early Chinese Art from the Cunliffe Collection, Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1973, cat. no. 8. 

Important Chinese Art

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