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Lot 124. A bronze 'feline' handle, Zhou dynasty (1050-221 BC); h. 12.7 cm, overall h. 16.7 cm. Lot sold: 403,200 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

originally affixed to the exterior of a vessel and clambering up over the rim, the animal rendered with a sinuous scaly body with a plain band running along the spine, terminating in a long upcurled tail, its head straining forward, depicted with prominent circular eyes, large pointed ears, a broad snout and a wide open mouth, supported by a modern stand.

Provenance: Collection of Prince Louis de Polignac (1909-96), Paris.
Eskenazi Ltd, London, 1980.
Shirley Day Ltd, London, 8th December 1997.

LiteratureAncient Chinese Bronzes and Gilt Bronzes from the Wessen and Other Collections, Eskenazi Ltd, London, 1980, cat. no. 8.

ExhibitedAncient Chinese Bronzes and Gilt Bronzes from the Wessen and Other Collections, Eskenazi Ltd, London, 1980.

Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022