Chinese Bronze-Gilt Figure of a Bird - Han dynasty 206BC - 220AD. A large gilt bronze figure of a seated bird, with crest to top of the head, long tapering neck, squat body and wings together and arching upwards over the back to the head; fine detailing of the feathers to the wings and body. Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s. Previously offered in Timeline Auctions, renowned purveyors of ancient art. (W)10.5 x (H)12cm.
The condition is fine, consistent with the estimated age and the material used. Strong ancient patina, surface erosion in areas, retains various soil deposits and ancient manganese mineral growths from burial. Subtracting 25% from each additional item. We are pleased to answer any questions that you may have regarding offered items. This includes requests for additional photos.
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More detailed condition requests can be obtained via the messaging interface. In the event that an item arrives not as described or damaged, notification must be received within 24-hours of signature confirmation with a clear photograph showing the discrepancy or damage. Photographic stands and aids are not included in sale, unless stated otherwise. The item "RARE Chinese Gilt Figure of Seated Bird, Han dynasty (206BC 220AD)" is in sale since Sunday, February 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Figurines & Statues".gallery" and is located in Windsor. This item can be shipped worldwide.