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 Lot 305. Two partial gilt silver handle fittings, Han dynasty; 5 3/8in (13.7cm) long. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,500). © Bonhams 2001-2020

 

Of a curving boat-form, each fitting decorated in gilt with angled geometric patterns to the exterior walls.

 

Note: Metal fittings of this shape were used to ornament the ear-shaped handles of lacquered vessels during the Han dynasty.

 

Bonhams. Featuring the RenLu Collection, 21 Sep 2020, 10:00 EDT, NewYork