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LOT 1335

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GBP (£) 40 - 60
EUR (€) 46 - 69
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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £6

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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £6

Chinese Cockerel Opium Weight

18th-19th century AD

An opium weight formed as a cockerel modelled in the round, standing on a tiered octagonal base; detailing to the eyes, beak, comb, wing and tail feathers. 73 grams, 39mm (1 1/2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Acquired for the ‘Buckingham Collection’ by the late Nik Douglas (1944-2012), renowned author, curator and Asian art expert; the collection formed from the early 1960s to early 1970s.