Lot 67: Rare Treasure of Warring States: Gilt Bronze Table with Dragon & Phoenix
29 October 2016
Kowloon, Hong KongLive Auction
Description: H 16 1/2 in. Table-top area: 18 in. X 18 1/4 in. This is an extremely rare gilt bronze table of the Warring States Period (BC 475-221). It composed of two parts, i.e., the base and the table top. The square frame of the top is detachable from the base. The design is the same as building a roof top of the Chinese ancient palace. The table is decorated with gilt. It has four dragons and phoenixes holding the table. The foot has deer. This design is the best out of all the imperial bronzes in this period. Only a few museums in the world have a similar one like this.
Condition Report: Rust patination
Dimensions: H 16 1/2 in.
Date: BC 475-221