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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.) longEstimate 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'sSacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020