The bronzes in the evening sale of Fujita Museum Collection have caught the eyes of many; at the same time those offered in Christie's Harris Collection sale also brings good auction results with a selling rate over 90%. The top lot, a gilt-bronze feline-form ornament, realized 5 times of its estimate, can be dated back to the 1st to 2nd century AD in history. It depicts a fox-like mythical animal, which has powerful, strong paws. Its body lines are smooth, giving a sense of fluidity.
The second and the third expensive lots are a bronze horse harness frontlet of the 6th century BC and a set of gilt-bronze cups of Tang Dynasty respectively.
A VERY RARE GILT-BRONZE FELINE-FORM ORNAMENT, NORTH CHINA, 1ST-2ND CENTURY AD
Lot No.: 847
A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE HORSE HARNESS FRONTLET, NORTHWEST CHINA, 6TH CENTURY BC
Lot No.: 818
TWO GILT-BRONZE CUPS, TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)
Lot No.: 876
Height: 5.7 cm
Auction House: Christie's New York
Sale: The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art
Sale No.: 12176
Total Sales: US$1,101,250
Average Price per Sold Lot: US$13,596
Selling Rate: 93%
(prices include buyer's premium, unless otherwise stated)