Lot 103
  • 103

A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE CEREMONIAL HALBERD BLADE (GE) EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
52,500 USD
bidding is closed

Description

well cast with the gently curved yuan extending to the nei in the form of a ferocious mythical feline with mouth agape revealing sharp fangs, its sinuous scaly body terminating in muscular limbs and sharp claws, grasping a bird facing in the opposite direction detailed with large rounded eyes and hooked beak, all above the qiong pierced with a small circular chuan below a band of intertwined waves against a stippled ground, the surface patinated with patches of malachite encrustation
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