Lot 67
  • 67

A GILT-BRONZE CHILONG-FORM WEIGHT HAN DYNASTY

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
25,000 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • Diameter 2 3/4  in., 7 cm
crisply cast in high, pierced relief of a coiled, winged mythological beast, its bifurcated tail flexed beneath the sinewy body, the horned, bearded head raised revealing its open jaws with teeth bared, supported on a low circular base, with some malachite encrustation

Provenance

Sotheby's London, 11th December 1979, lot 49.

Catalogue Note

A weight of identical design, possibly the present example, was included in 'An Exhibition of Gold and Silver in Early Chinese Art', W. Burchard, 1938, Catalogue no. 22.
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