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.
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