Lot 543. An archaic bronze boar, Han dynasty; 14.5cm long. Estimate HK$30,000 - 60,000. Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€ 81,949). Courtesy Bonhams.

Cast in the form of a wild boar standing on all fours, the bulging belly ending with a coiled tail, the face with defined protruding nostrils between two small tusks, further flanked by a pair of large eyes and ears, the underside of the belly cast with a pierced rectangular aperture.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 24 November 2013