Lot 68
  • 68

A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED WINGED LION 6TH / 7TH CENTURY

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • Height 2 in., 5 cm
cast seated with raised right forepaw, the leonine head flanked by wings rising from the shoulders, the chest, wings and tail with incised lines to resemble fur, wood stand (2)

Provenance

Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf.

Literature

Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, Arts Club of Chicago, 1970, cat. no. B30.

Catalogue Note

A figure of a similiar lion was included in the Exhibition of Selected Chinese Antiquities from the Cunliffe Collection, Messrs. Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1973, Cat. no. 54.  Another from the collection of Dr. Ip Yee was sold in out Hong Kong rooms, 19th November 1984, lot 7.
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