16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A GLASS-INLAID GOLD AND SILVER DECORATED-BRONZE BELT HOOK
WARRING STATES-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (475 BC-AD 8)
The pierced, hollow broad end is cast as an animal head with ribbed horns that curve backwards to surround a circular glass inlay above back-swept, silvered scrolls on the ribbed sides. A silver ribbed band is at the base of the neck of the dragon-head hook which has inlaid glass eyes.
3 in. (7.6 cm.) long
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