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Auktion: Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver
wurde versteigert am: 12. September 2019
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A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT GOLD FELINE-HEAD FINIAL

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Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $
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Los-Nr. 512, Aufrufe: 10

A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT GOLD FELINE-HEAD FINIAL SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC The finial is finely cast and engraved as a tiger or other feline head with glaring eyes and scrolling brows above a large snarling mouth, above the heart-shaped ears. Imitation granulation is used to highlight the various features and also to border the two bands of detached scrolls that encircle the tube which is pierced on either side for attachment. 1 ¼ in.(3.2 cm.) high; weight 34 g Provenance C. T. Loo & Co., New York, before 1941. Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1953, no. CK4. Sotheby's London, Masterpieces of Chinese Precious Metalwork. Early Gold and Silver, 14 May 2008, lot 13.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver
Auktionsdatum: 12.09.2019
Adresse: Christie's
New York