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Lot #707 - A Rare Chinese Green Translucent Glass Bear, with Muscular Legs & Clawed Feet, Probably Han Dynasty BC206-220AD

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Chinese, Japanese & Asian Decorative Arts
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 12noon (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    707
  • Lot Description:
    A Rare Chinese Green Translucent Glass Bear, with Muscular Legs & Clawed Feet, Probably Han Dynasty BC206-220AD
    the head lowered revealing a ruyi shape on the crown, a long muzzle, wide eyes & round ears, in a standing position with two paws resting on his ample tummy, a hole on the reverse of a collar, possibly used as a talisman.
    H 5.5 cm
  • Notes:
    Condition: Good with patches of lustre. Note: The Bear has been linked to military prowess & immortality associated with myths. The green is achieved in the same way as a green glaze: different oxides, cobalt blue copper & light blue chrome green, etc.
  • Estimate:
    A$800 - 1,200
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Oriental

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