Lot 547. A rare turquoise gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Han Dynasty; 21cm (8 1/4in) long. Sold for £ 19,000 (€ 22,079). © Bonhams.
Cast with a central writhing chilong, terminating at each end with a mythical-beast head, the reverse with a round knob, finely inlaid with turquoise stones, box.
Note: See a related turquoise-inlaid gilt bronze belt hook, Eastern Zhou dynasty, J.Rawson and E.Bunker, Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1990, no.132.
Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021