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Lot 104. A gilt-bronze lion-form incense holder, Tang Dynasty (618-907); Height 3 in., 7.6 cmEstimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 69,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

standing foursquare with each paw on a cylindrical pedestal, looking fiercely ahead with head slightly turned, teeth bared, and curly cascading mane, the brawny muscular body harnessed and draped in a saddlecloth supporting a lobed joss stick holder, the bushy tail uplifted and alert.

From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton.

Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 12th May 2000.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021