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Chinese Gilt-Bronze Belt Hook, Warring States Period. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The large gently curved form cast in high relief as a sinuous dragon his tail terminating in a hook, the reverse with circular knop. Length 6 1/4 inches. Estimate $3,000-5,000 

Property from a Private American Collection 

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Two Chinese Bronze Belt Hooks, Warring States Period. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

One with a wide curved top above a tapering ridged hook, cast with raised stylized taotie design; the other in a bird form cast with stylized scrolling above a protruding knop. Length of larger 3 3/4 inches. Estimate $2,000-4,000 

Property from a Private American Collection 

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Chinese Inlaid Bronze Belt Hook, Warring States Period. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The curving shape terminating in a hook, the surface inlaid with silver and gold abstract line design. Length 3 1/2 inches. Estimate $2,000-3,000 

Property from a Private American Collection 

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Chinese Bronze Belt Hook, Warring States Period. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Cast as a tiger, the slender body standing with the tail lowered and the head turned towards the haunches, the hook cast from the neck, overall green patina.Length 4 inches. Overall green and some blue encrustation. Tip of tail is missing. Estimate $1,000-1,500 

Property from a Private American Collection 

For a similar example see: Christie's, New York, The Falk Collection October 16, 2003, lot 178 

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Group of Five Chinese Gilt-Bronze Belt Hooks, Warring States Period. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Each similarly cast as a curled dragon above a long post terminating in a dragon's head hook, one with inset jade eyes and medallion, reverse with circular form knop. Length of largest 4 inches. Estimate $3,000-5,000 

Property from a Private American Collection 

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Two Chinese Inlaid Bronze Belt Buckles, Warring States-Han Dynasty. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

One in the shape of a bird head inlaid in gold and silver with turquoise bead inlay; the other a gilt lion head the facial features worked in high relief. Length of larger 2 3/4 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500 

Provenance: Purchased TK Oriental Antiques, Inc. Williamsburg, VA, 1996 

Property from a Private American Collection 

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Chinese Gilt-Bronze Belt Hook, Han Dynasty. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The substantial form of curving rectangular shape cast in high relief with intertwined dragons terminating in a hook, reverse with circular knop.Length 8 3/8 inches. Extensive gilt wear mostly to top surfaces. Areas of green encrustation. The dragon head hook has been bent so it touches the shaft. Crisply cast. Estimate $3,000-5,000 

Provenance: Purchased TK Oriental Antiques, Inc. Williamsburg, VA, 1996 

Property from a Private American Collection 
 

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Group of Three Chinese Turquoise Inlaid Bronze Belt Hooks, Han Dynasty. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Each of large size, with vertically ridged profiles, inlaid with gold and silver outlining and abstract design, all terminating in a dragons head hook, reverse with circular knop. Length of largest 10 1/2 inches. Estimate $3,000-5,000 

Property from a Private American Collection 

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Two Chinese Turquoise Inlaid Bronze Belt Hooks, Han Dynasty. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The tapering form with vertical ridges and inlaid with gold and silver wire outlining abstract designs, terminating in a dragon's head hook, reverse with circular knop. Length of larger 8 inches. Estimate $1,500-2,000 

Property from a Private American Collection 

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