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A group of four bronze figures, Ming dynasty and older.

Estimate
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
715 - 894 EUR
758 - 948 USD
Hammer price
95 000 SEK
Purchasing info
For condition report contact specialist
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
A group of four bronze figures, Ming dynasty and older.

Comprising: a reclining Buddhist lion that turns his head towards his back paw, length 7.2 cm; a seated mythical creature, height 6 cm; a standing figure of a deer, height 8 cm; a lion with a raised front paw, height 5 cm.

Tarnished.

Provenance

From the collection of Helge von Knorring (1897-1985), thence by descent within the family. Helge von Knorring was a Finnish diplomat who had a long career within the ministry of Foreign Affairs. He first comes out as a young attaché to Japan in the late 1920’s. then comes to Shanghai as the Charge d ’Affaires 1929-1932. Then he returns as an attaché in Tokyo again. The service continues with a lot of posts around the world, he was the Chargé d’Affaires in Pretoria 1949-1952, Abassador to Beijing 1952-1953, Ambassador to Bern 1953-1956.

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