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LOT 1216

Estimate
GBP (£) 250 - 350
EUR (€) 290 - 410
USD ($) 310 - 430

Price
£225 (EUR 262; USD 276) (+bp*)

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CHINESE HAN STYLE GILT COILED LIONESQUE CREATURE
20TH CENTURY A.D. OR EARLIER
2 5/8 in. (367 grams, 66 mm).

A Han Dynasty style sinuous gilt bronze lionesque beast, modelled in a dynamic coiled posture on a circular base from which fingers of water rise in response to the animal's muscular movements, its slender body with a dense covering of scales, its long and scaly tail curled upwards and its roaring mouth ajar, revealing a row of squared teeth and a protruding tongue, its eyes bulbous and large ears pricked.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1970s.
West Country, UK, collection.

CONDITION