Chinese Gilt Bronze Han Style Turquoise-Inlaid Beast
A hollow-cast gilt bronze figurine of a crouching quadruped with gaping jaws, collar and entwined bifid tail; to the flanks, shoulders, chest and tail, inlaid panels of turquoise and black glass, and cabochon carnelians. From an important collection of Chinese animal figures, London, UK; acquired prior to 1975. Gilt-bronze, 657 grams, 14.5 cm (5 1/2").
Very fine condition.