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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 247

    A PAIR OF SILVERY BRONZE MASK AND RING HANDLES

    SIX DYNASTIES PERIOD, 3RD-6TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SILVERY BRONZE MASK AND RING HANDLES
    SIX DYNASTIES PERIOD, 3RD-6TH CENTURY
    Each cast in relief with a hook projecting from below a trefoil nose flanked by fangs issuing from the jaws, with a pair of bulging eyes below curved horns flanking an openwork foliate motif, the rings with a concave groove on the reverse, with silvery grey patina and green and azurite encrustation, remains of iron pins
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) long with ring (2)


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    Provenance

    C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
    Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1968.