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Lot 724. A gold-inlaid bronze circular 'tiger' fitting, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC; 4 1⁄8 in. (10.5 cm.) across, cloth boxEstimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000Price realised USD 15,120. © Christie's 2022

The circular fitting is cast with four small loops on the outer edge, and encloses two tigers in openwork with details picked out in gold

Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022