• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 155

    A BRONZE INLAID BELTHOOK, WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221BC)

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE INLAID BELTHOOK, WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221BC)
    of slender form with mythical beast head terminals, with gilt and turquoise inlaid decoration to the body, stand; a bronze harness cheek piece, of c-shape with swirling rib design, Zhou Dynasty (circa 1100-256 BC), wood stand; and a cylindrical iron dish, with silver inlaid decoration to the top everted rim and outside wall -- the first, 7¾in. (19.7cm.) long. (3)


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    For similar inlaid bronze belt hook, see: Mayuyama Seventy Years, Vol. 2, p. 41, no. 67.
    For similar harness cheek pieces, see: William Watson, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, London, no. 82a-d. Similar items were also sold in Christie's London, 15th May 2009, Lot 133.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; acquired from Bluett and Sons, London, August 1962 (Bm 20); from Sidney Moss, London, 22nd March 1966 (Bm 10A); from Galinsky, Leicester, July 1970 (Bm 10B).