Lot 231
  • 231

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF A DRAGON LIAO / JIN DYNASTY |

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
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Description

marvelously cast seated on three powerful legs, its right forepaw raised and holding a 'flaming pearl' in its claw, its ferocious head detailed with a pair of long curled horns above large protruding eyes and a long upturned snout exposing sharp fangs and a curled tongue, the scaly body sinuously curved with long flowing flames issuing from its shoulders and saw-tooth dorsal fin extending down its spine trailing to a upturned curving tail, the underside with two small square apertures, the surface with malachite and azure encrustation, traces of gilt
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