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Lot 21Chinese Inlaid Bronze Belt Hook
Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Western Han Dynasty, circa 3rd century B.C.
The 'S' curved body terminating in a small dragon-form head with a long slender neck curving to a widening body, the faceted top inlaid in gold sheet, turquoise and silver wire with geometric scroll patterns and designs, each side with silver wire scroll work, the underside set with a circular knop, inlaid with further gold sheet and silver wire. Length 4 5/8 inches.
Ex-Collection of Frank Caro, successor to C.T. Loo
Exhibited and illustrated:
Mostra d'arte Cinese, Venice 1954, p. 44, no. 109

Sold for $5,313
Estimate $800-1,200

A few very small areas of turquoise loss. Wear to dragon's head.

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