Compare a related gilt-bronze finial, cast in the form of a dragon head, from Han to Six Dynasties period, from the Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull Collection, sold in these rooms, 6th December 1983, lot 55; and another from the collection of Ch. Vignier, exhibited in Ausstellung Chinesischer Kunst, Berlin, 1929, cat. no. 92; one without gilding, modeled with a bird head, in the British Museum, London, published in Orvar Karlbeck, 'Selected Objects from Ancient Shou-chou', Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, no. 27, Stockholm, 1955, pl. 42, fig. 5; and a larger bronze bird-head finial, set with a small loop, from the Han dynasty, exhibited in op. cit., Berlin, 1929, cat. no. 66.