Lot 1273: Chinese Tiger Belt Hook
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD. A gilt bronze belt hook in the form of a crouching tiger with head turned back, tail looped over body and held in mouth; long tapering hook to the rear decorated with stylised dragon head; raised boss to the underside. 140 grams. 14cm (5 1/2"). Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.