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A VERY RARE BRONZE 'FIGURAL' LAMP
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
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249
A VERY RARE BRONZE 'FIGURAL' LAMP
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Junkunc: Arts of Ancient China II

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A VERY RARE BRONZE 'FIGURAL' LAMP
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY
cast as a male kneeling figure holding the stem of a lamp on his right hand and his left hand resting on his knee, his face with a prominent beak-shaped mouth and protruding eyes below back-swept hair, all supported on a rectangular plinth raised on four angled feet, the surface with malachite encrustation
Height 4 1/2  in., 11.8 cm
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Provenance

C.T. Loo, New York, 9th October 1958.
Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).

Catalogue Note

The present lot belongs to a small group of bronze lamps, all of which are modeled with a distinctive ape-like human figure kneeling on a plinth and holding the stem of the lamp tray in his hand, including one exhibited in Ancient Chinese Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1990, cat. no. 46, and later sold at Christie's New York, 22nd March 2019, lot 1603; another, formerly in the collection of Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, now in the British Museum, London, acc. no. 1893, 1101.14; a third sold in these rooms, 4th June 1986, lot 206; and another, missing both the lamp and the stem, in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, illustrated in Ancient Chinese Arts in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1989, pl. 251.

Junkunc: Arts of Ancient China II

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New York