Lot 57
  • 57

A GROUP OF ARCHAIC BRONZE FITTINGS EASTERN ZHOU PERIOD AND HAN DYNASTY

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
Sold
11,250 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • 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)

Provenance

Acquired in the 1970s and 80s and thence by descent.

Literature

Jessica Rawson, The Bella and P.P. Chiu Collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1988, nos. 40,41 and 42.
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