A GROUP OF ARCHAIC BRONZE FITTINGS EASTERN ZHOU PERIOD AND HAN DYNASTY
5,000 - 7,000 USD
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- Longest 6 in., 15.5 cm
comprising a pair of dragon-form handles and pair of axle caps terminating in finely cast monster heads with upturned snouts from the Eastern Zhou period and a taotie-form handle escutcheon with relief cast curls and horns, protuberant eyes and high relief beak which presumably once held a ring, Han dynasty (5)
Acquired in the 1970s and 80s and thence by descent.
Jessica Rawson, The Bella and P.P. Chiu Collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1988, nos. 40,41 and 42.