Sale 10AS02 | Lot 231

Pair of Chinese Bronze Guardians

Catalogue: Asian Works of Art
Pair of Chinese Bronze Guardians

Lot Details

Lot 231
Pair of Chinese Bronze Guardians
19th Century
Standing on wood bases, dressed in full armer with celestial scarves billowing about the shoulders, the hands held in front as if to hold a spear, each figure looking forward, the hair gathered up into a jeweled headdress. Height 32 inches.

C Estate of Finbar Kenny

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Sold for $80,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

One figure with small hole at top of head, tips of tendrils on headdress are missing, back right shoulder looks like it has been dented in, top of left hand roughly cast. Right arm on one figure was reattached (see photos). Other small casting holes and typical inconsistancies.

Other figure: missing one tendril on the headdress, small rim chips off of one sleave.


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Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Sold for $80,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Asian Works of Art

Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10am EDT
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