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Chinese Warring States Phoenix and Lion Belt Hook

Antiquities - China and Far East


LOT 0712

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,130 - 1,580
USD ($) 1,330 - 1,860
Additional Fees*

Opening Bid: £720 (EUR 812; USD 958)
CHINESE WARRING STATES PHOENIX AND LION BELT HOOK
Warring States, 475-221 BC

A substantial gilt and silvered bronze openwork belt hook in the form of a winged lion attacking a bird, possibly a phoenix or peacock; entire surface decorated with scrolling pattern to represent feathers and fur; hook in the form of a stylised dragon head; underside with raised boss decorated with scrolling swastika motif. 635 grams, 24cm (9 1/2").

Condition
Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s.

Date
Monday 27th February 2017 :
Antiquities & Coins

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