Lot 901. A rare gilt-bronze weight in the form of a recumbent hare, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.
The heavily-cast, hollow figure shown crouching, the eyes embellished with turquoise inlay.
Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1970.
Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynnn Alsdorf, Chicago, 1970, no. B27.
Exhibited: Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, 21 September-13 November 1970.
Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020