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Lot 5: A rare pair of bronze silver-inlaid crossbow holders, cheng nu qi

A rare pair of bronze silver-inlaid crossbow holders, cheng nu qi
Late Warring States/Western Han Dynasty
Each rectangular socket of the bow-support shaped as a head of a tiger depicted with round ears and bulging eyes, the open mouth and elegantly-curved neck terminating with the head of a phoenix, all finely decorated with silver and gold inlaid designs forming abstract lines of coils, spirals... read more
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Date:
16 May 10:30
Location:
United Kingdom, London
Catalogue:
Fine Chinese Art
Auction house:
Bonhams