• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 28

    A GROUP OF SIX BRONZE BELT HOOKS, WARRING STATES (475-221BC) AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF SIX BRONZE BELT HOOKS, WARRING STATES (475-221BC) AND LATER
    the first cast as a recumbent mythological animal with feline body and reptile head, with incised scrolls to the body; three silver and gilt inlaid belt hooks with dragon head finial, decorated with geometrical and floral design; and two further silver inlaid hooks, one with dragon or snake head finial, the other with phoenix head -- The largest, 8in. (20.3cm.) long, the sixth with fitted box. (6)


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    Provenance

    First: Acquired prior to 1978; Second and Third: C.T. Loo, New York. Frank Caro, New York, acquired prior to 1978; Fourth to Sixth: Desmond Gure Collection, London, 10th January 1968.