Chinese silver and gold inlay bronze animal figure (Ram) standing foursquare with head raised, eyes bulging, ears alert and horns outstretched! Finely cast with a collar encircling the neck with scrolls decorating the sides and haunches, the long faceted tail also inlaid. All decorated with gold and silver inlay over the entire body in contrast to the pale brownish-green patina.
Purchased at Sotheby's in NYC, Lot # 225, pg. 187 from the J.T. TAI & Co. Sale on 22 March, 2011.
Beautiful bronze Chinese TEMPLE BELL in archaic form with raised bosses, 3 pieces, no clapper. Alot of minute detail on the bell (closeup picture # 5) Disaccensioned from the M. Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. Item # 78.11350, marked on bell, (see photo #4) Circa: Ming Dynasty. Condition is Good, considering age.
Chinese cast-metal figure of Confucius with Buddhist attributes on a four footed stand.
A scroll of law is held in the right hand and a symbol of his rank & prestige is hung around his neck. Condition is fair. Height is 5.5 inches x 2 inches in width. Circa: 19th Century perhaps earlier.