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Auction archive: Lot number 217

A RARE AND FINE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BEAR

Estimate
US$30,000 - US$40,000
Price realised:
US$265,000
Auction archive: Lot number 217

A RARE AND FINE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BEAR

Estimate
US$30,000 - US$40,000
Price realised:
US$265,000
Beschreibung:

A RARE AND FINE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BEAR
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
A RARE AND FINE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BEAR WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8) The seated figure well cast in an attitude of pleasure as it scratches it right ear, the triangular head lowered and the mouth open to show the tongue lolling to one side, the soft, fleshy body finely incised with wavy lines suggesting fur and with finer and more closely arranged lines defining the brows, the ruff, the edges of the forelegs and the small pointed tail 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high

Auction archive: Lot number 217
Auction:
Datum:
19 Sep 2007
Auction house:
Christie's
19 September 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

A RARE AND FINE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BEAR
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
A RARE AND FINE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BEAR WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8) The seated figure well cast in an attitude of pleasure as it scratches it right ear, the triangular head lowered and the mouth open to show the tongue lolling to one side, the soft, fleshy body finely incised with wavy lines suggesting fur and with finer and more closely arranged lines defining the brows, the ruff, the edges of the forelegs and the small pointed tail 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high

Auction archive: Lot number 217
Auction:
Datum:
19 Sep 2007
Auction house:
Christie's
19 September 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center
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