16 September 2010
TWO GILT-BRONZE DRAGON-FORM OPENWORK ORNAMENTS
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
Each convex and cast in openwork with a dragon, its body twisted into a a figure eight, the smaller gilded on both sides
3 and 3½ in. (7.7 and 9 cm.) long, lucite stand (2)
Acquired in Hong Kong, 1991.
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Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1990, no. 109.
Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2002-2006.
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