All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1197711 (stock #1115)
Two matching, mirror image bronze chariot buckles, each with a relief depicting a reclining bull with openwork legs. Incised design below and loops on reverse side for attachment. Nice deposits with heavy green patina throughout. Each buckle is 2 1/2 inches in length. Chinese Zhou Dynasty, Ca. 1100-256 BC. Ex. Arteprimitivo, NYC.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1178435 (stock #1111)
Beautifully detailed bronze mirror dating to the Han Dynasty, bearing zoomorphic animals on the front. An absolutely amazing deep golden brown patina has developed on the mirror side of the piece over time. The piece measures 75 mm in diameter and is fully intact. Han Dynasty China, ca. 206 BC- 220 AD. Ex. Dr. Geoffrey Smith, Museum of Man, San Diego, California.