• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 10

    A GROUP OF SEVEN SMALL BRONZE FITTINGS

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF SEVEN SMALL BRONZE FITTINGS
    comprising a ring buckle cast with two stylised felines and their prey, further animal heads to terminals; a similar ring buckle with two felines and a boar, bird head terminal; a further ring formed by a stylised coiled feline; a buckle decorated in openwork with a loose rope pattern; a belthook in the shape of an s-shaped snake; a ring with two snakes extending out at opposite sides; and a further buckle cast as two intertwined snakes -- The largest, 3¾in. (9.5cm.) long. (7)


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    Provenance

    All: Acquired prior to 1978.


    Literature

    First, Second, Fourth and Seventh: Bunker, Emma C.; Kawami, Trudy S.; with Linduff, Katheryn M.; Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, 1997; cat. no. 165, 174, 180b, 201.