19 - 20 September 2013,
Price realised USD 37,500
USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
A GOLD AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK
LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
The slender, arched garment hook is inlaid in gold sheet and wire with a pattern of elongated angular scrolls against a ground of turquoise chips, and the dragon-head hook is encased in gold sheet inlaid with a small tear drop-shaped turquoise chip.
8 in. (20.3 cm.) long, fitted box
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Compare the similar gold and turquoise inlay on a garment hook illustrated by T. Lawton in the exhibition catalogue, Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C., Freer Gallery of Art, 1982, p. 100, no. 50.
Eskenazi, London, 1993.
By descent from the Reach Family Collection.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR, BY DESCENT FROM THE REACH FAMILY COLLECTION (LOTS 1498-1508)
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