Chinese Warring States Phoenix and Lion Belt Hook
Antiquities - China and Far East
GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,180 - 1,660
USD ($) 1,290 - 1,810
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"). Very fine condition.
Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s.
Monday 27th February 2017 :
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Lot No. 0712