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Lot 14. A rare pair of Chinese bronze chariot fittings with rhinoceros heads, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) longEstimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

Each of tubular form with a rectangular aperture on the shaft through which slides a detachable fitting terminating in a rhinoceros head.

ProvenanceThe Hermann Rosenfeld Collection, Hamburg, Germany, circa 1930s.
Acquired by the current owner from the heirs of Mr. Hermann Rosenfeld.

Christie's. A South American Private Collection, London, 5 December 2019