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Lot 260: Intricate Chinese bronze sword hilt, Western Han

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Intricate Chinese bronze sword hilt, Western Han
  • Intricate Chinese bronze sword hilt, Western Han
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Description: An intricate Chinese bronze sword hilt, Western Han Dynasty, 206 BC – AD 220, with large triangular pommel, the handle covered with numerous small ‘spines’ to grip the fabric or leather it was presumable wrapped with. The shoulder is lightly curved with vertical flange which continue upwards, two large spike projecting from either sides. The handle is quite nice with remains of the iron blade still in place. L: 8 in (20.3 cm). Light deposits and a very nice example! Ex Southern California estate, acquired mid-20th Century.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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