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A RARE GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BELT HOOK
WARRING STATES PERIOD - HAN DYNASTY
Estimate
12,00015,000
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256
A RARE GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BELT HOOK
WARRING STATES PERIOD - HAN DYNASTY
Estimate
12,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Junkunc: Arts of Ancient China II

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A RARE GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BELT HOOK
WARRING STATES PERIOD - HAN DYNASTY
well cast with a small bird head-form hook gracefully tapering to an arched, faceted body, finely decorated to the top with a geometric pattern of scrolls and dots, the sides with further geometric scrolls, the underside with a circular button decorated with a whirl motif
Length 4 3/8  in., 11.2 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).

Catalogue Note

See two closely related gold and silver-inlaid bronze belt hooks of similar size, decorated with the same geometric pattern, one formerly in the David David-Weill Collection, exhibited in Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Gilt Bronzes from the Wessen and Other Collections, Eskenazi, London, 1980, cat. no. 14, and the other sold in our London rooms, 24th February 1970, lot 11. Compare also a larger belt hook of this type, included in the exhibition Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1990, cat. no. 123; and another with turquoise inlay, exhibited in The Glorious Traditions of Chinese Bronzes, Singapore, Asian Civilizations Museum, 2000, pl. 65.

Junkunc: Arts of Ancient China II

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New York