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  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook -back view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook -back view

    2"w. Back side of bronze belt hook. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view 2
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view 2

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

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    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3 1/2" w. Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - side view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - side view

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

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    Plate

    Large central scene of Baptism of Christ in iron red and gold. Fruit & flower border with putti holding banner inscribed "Mat 3: 16" a reference perhaps to a Bible passage found in Matthew 3:16.

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    Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)

    3" w. The recessed field is centered by a plain pierced knob surrounded by a circle of seal characters alternating with hairspring-like loops and X's in diamonds flanked by rope twist borders over which is an inscribed plate with the inscription "Zhang-zhia zao" ("Made by the Zhang family").

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - bottom view
    Stoneware Cup - bottom view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view 2
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view 2

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - back view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - back view

    Back view of inlaid bronze belt hook. Knob for attaching one end of the belt can be seen in the middle, with hook on end for other end of belt.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup  - top view
    Stoneware Cup - top view

    2" average height. One of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Exportware Plate with Don Quixote imagery
    Exportware Plate with Don Quixote imagery

    Depicts Don Quixote, lance in hand, "Mimbrino's Helmet" (a barber's bowl) on his head, astride Rosinante, and led by Sancho Panza. Floral sprigs in rim touched in gold. Outer foliate border.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - top view
    Stoneware Cup - top view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3" w. The recessed field is centered by a plain pierced knob surrounded by a circle of seal characters alternating with hairspring-like loops and X's in diamonds flanked by rope twist borders over which is an inscribed plate with the inscription "Zhang-zhia zao" ("made by the Zhang family"). The corroded side shown here was once highly polished for viewing one's reflection.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3 1/2". Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob. Image shows heavily corroded mirror side, formerly highly polished for seeing one's reflection.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)

    3 1/2" w. Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror -  view of back with decoration
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror - view of back with decoration

    3" w. The recessed field is centered by a plain pierced knob surrounded by a circle of seal characters alternating with hairspring-like loops and X's in diamonds flanked by rope twist borders over which is an inscribed plate with the inscription "Zhang-zhia zao" ("Made by the Zhang family").

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    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    4 5/16" w. Twenty four characters forming a frieze flanked by rope twist borders in the recessed field surrounding the plain pierced central knob. Image shows heavy corrosion on flat, formerly highly polished, mirror side.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - view 1
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - view 1

    Overview of remains of gold inlay in bronze belt hook.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail

    Detail of remains of gold inlay in bronze belt hook.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Inscribed Mirror (front)
    Chinese Bronze Inscribed Mirror (front)

    4 5/16" w. Twenty four characters forming a frieze flanked by rope twist borders in the recessed field surrounding the plain pierced central knob.