Lot 12. A group of six Chinese bronzes, Han dynasty (206 BC- 220 AD) and later. The largest, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800. Price realised GBP 1,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Comprising a gold-inlaid belt hook; a vase cast with 'rope twist' design; a silver-inlaid 'bird' fitting; a ritual food vessel and cover cast with twin dragon handles and three animal form finials; a small recumbent qilin; and a pierced bowl decorated with foreigners and musicians.
Provenance: The belt hook: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, 29 July 1933.
The belt hook, food vessel and bird: The 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