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Chinese gilt belthook Eastern Zhou - Warring States 4th–3rd cent BC

Chinese gilt belthook Eastern Zhou - Warring States 4th–3rd cent BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1455579
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An exceptional and quite substantial bronze belthook, Chinese, dating to the Eastern Zhou dynasty - Warring States period (475–221 B.C.).

The gilt bronze surface cast as a feline mask embellished with twisted sashes heightened with raised commas enclosing a circular plaque; a long post terminating in a dragon's head hook. The front with fine gilt preserved in the devices, reverse with circular form knop.

Size: 8,7 cm. long and quite massive in hand.

Condition: Superb for type, terrific metal and fine dark green and redish patina.

Provenance: The very old collection of Torunn Gulliksen Ihlemann og Jens Thygesen, tidligere Kunsthallen, København. Ex. Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner 1723/1544

Reff. For a matching piece see for example the Met collection, Accession Number: 51.134.1