This is a fantastic bronze bridle bit from the Warring States period of ancient China (475-221 BC). Fully extended it measures roughly 23 cm and is in excellent condition. This is a great opportunity to add a wonderful piece of ancient history to your collection.
This is a large, hammered bronze offering vessel from the Yunnan Province in China. It likely dates to the Song Dynasty (906-1279 AD). For a nearly identical example see “Offering Vessels of Yunnan” by Michael C. Teller, TK Asian Antiquities 2004, p. 53.
These mysterious vessels were apparently used for making votive offerings and have been found containing items such as shells, paper, and personal artifacts etc.
This particular example is relatively large compared to other known examples. ...click for details
This is e specimen you that is truly of museum quality. It is a fine bronze sword (jian) dating to the Warring States period of ancient China. It measures almost 62 cm (over 2 feet!) and weighs 688 grams. It has very precise decoration on the guard and concentric decor on the pommel. The guard decoration would have been inlaid with jade or turquoise. The rings on the pommel are cast so finely that even to this day they can not be replicated. The rings cut into the pommel are only 14 thousandths ...click for details