Lot 124
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AN SPLENDID AND RARE GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE CROSSBOW FITTINGWARRING STATES PERIOD

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 USD
Sold
175,000 USD
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Description

the rectangular hollow section terminating in a mythical beast head detailed with large protruding eyes and flared nostrils, its lower jaw curving upward extending into a long sinuous neck and bird head depicted with rounded eyes and a hooked beak, the surface inlaid in gold and silver with abstract kuilong and scrolls, the surface with some areas of malachite encrustation 
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