21 September 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A Gold and Silver-Inlaid Bronze Disk
Late Warring States Period/Western Han Dynasty
The flat disc inlaid in gold and silver sheet with a continuous fanciful band of dragon scroll, each dragon with muscular body and head turned around as it bares its teeth
45/8in. (16.8cm.) diam.
Stephen Junkunc III.
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O. Sirén, Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine, Paris and Brussels, 1929, vol. II, pl. 46 A.
Berlin, Chinesische Kunst, 12 January - 2 April 1929, no. 29, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Bliss, Washington.
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