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A RARE GILT-BRONZE FINIAL
HAN - SIX DYNASTIES
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
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213
A RARE GILT-BRONZE FINIAL
HAN - SIX DYNASTIES
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Junkunc: Arts of Ancient China II

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A RARE GILT-BRONZE FINIAL
HAN - SIX DYNASTIES
cast in the form of a phoenix head, detailed with hooked beak forming a small loop, large protruding eyes and small ears pinned back, all surmounted by a large crest, the hollow cylindrical socket slightly tapered with a lipped rim, wood stand (2)
Height 3 3/4  in., 8.5 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).

Catalogue Note

Compare a related gilt-bronze finial, cast in the form of a dragon head, from Han to Six Dynasties period, from the Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull Collection, sold in these rooms, 6th December 1983, lot 55; and another from the collection of Ch. Vignier, exhibited in Ausstellung Chinesischer Kunst, Berlin, 1929, cat. no. 92; one without gilding, modeled with a bird head, in the British Museum, London, published in Orvar Karlbeck, 'Selected Objects from Ancient Shou-chou', Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, no. 27, Stockholm, 1955, pl. 42, fig. 5; and a larger bronze bird-head finial, set with a small loop, from the Han dynasty, exhibited in op. cit., Berlin, 1929, cat. no. 66.

Junkunc: Arts of Ancient China II

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New York