An archaic bronze 'tiger' fitting, Shang dynasty | 商 青銅虎紋部件
An archaic bronze 'tiger' fitting
of hollow rectangular form open at the back end, the front and top of the fitting in the form of a tiger's head with protruding ears, bulging eyes, and large fangs, the long sides cast in high relief with the creature's profile, a rectangular aperture behind the head and an oval one on the base, wood and metal stand (3)
Length 3⅝ in., 9.2 cm
In overall good condition with occasional minute touch-ups, including to the edge of the proper left ear, left lip, and right nostril of the tiger head.
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Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 6th December 1983, lot 32.
New York Private Collection.
Christie's New York, 25th March 1998, lot 46.
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蘇富比 Parke Bernet，紐約，1983年12月6日，編號32
University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1959.