Lot 66
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TWO INLAID BRONZE BELT HOOKS EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
Sold
8,750 USD
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Description

  • bronze
  • Longest 8 1/4  in.,  21 cm
each similarly formed, the 'S'-curved body surmounted by a small tiger head with a long slender neck gracefully curving to a widening body with canted sides, one finely inlaid with turquoise forming a geometric pattern, the other finely inlaid with an overall design of finely chased and engraved volutes, the reverse set with a round button for attachment to a garment (2)

Provenance

The first: The Osvald Siren Collection.
Natanael Wessen Collection.
The second: The Cunliffe Collection.

Literature

Jessica Rawson, The Bella and P.P. Chiu Collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1988, nos. 43 and 44.
The first, Bernhard Karlgren and Jan Wirgin, Chinese Bronzes: The Natanael Wessen Collection, Stockholm, The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquites, 1969, pl. 65.
The second, Early Chinese Art, A Catalogue of the Early Bronzes, Jades and Allied Decorative Works of Art from the Cunliffe Collection, London, Bluett and Sons, Ltd. 1973, fig. 31 (left).
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