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Lot 1H: 戰國時期 Stoetzer Certificate, belt glass hook, Chinese Warring States (476 BC- 221 BC)

Eternity Gallery

September 25, 2022
Tampa, FL, US

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Description: 戰國時期 Chinese Archaic Ancient Warring States 476 B.C. - 221 B.C. Belt Hook Glass. It accompanies by a Stoetzer Certificate from the Stoetzer Incorporation Laboratory, Miami, Florida. The object consists of a dragon Chi-long with a long elegant neck with small head. The body of the dragon is decorated with 4 gold colored glass in a cross pattern and a flower in the middle of X-pattern. The flower consists 6 blue petals and golden central part. The color of the glass is mesmerizing deep dark blue. Length: 5.35 inches = 13.6 cm; Weight: 40.40 g; Condition: Very good condition for the age, with remnants of soil and alteration. The result of age and chemical interaction from had being under the ground for a very long time. This process is referred to as devitrification. In this process, the elemental composition the glass interacts with chemicals in the soil environment. Please, see the only two available similar reference objects: https://bernsteinjadeart.com/works-of-art/molded-glass-belthook The Length 4.5 inches= 12 Centimeter. Price Level 16,000 USD Please See the Example in Australia https://www.rubylane.com/item/1325734-5092/Warring-States-Glass-Ancient-Glass-Dai The Length 6 Inches = 15.5 Centimeter. Price Level 15,500 USD Provenance. This glass belt hook was inherited from the Seller’s grandmother, who was born in 1916. Being a child, her and her great parents (grandparents) used to travel the world, collecting precious items from many cultures. Latest location of the collection was in Chester, Vermont, USA. Chinese dragon, also known as Long or Lung, are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology, Chinese folklore, and culture at large. Chinese dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles and fish, but are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. They traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it in East Asian culture. During the days of Imperial China, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial strength and power.[1] Dragon stone relief, between flights of steps in the Forbidden City. Portrait of the Yongle Emperor wearing a dragon robe In Chinese culture, excellent and outstanding people are compared to a dragon, while incapable people with no achievements are compared to other, disesteemed creatures, such as a worm. A number of Chinese proverbs and idioms feature references to a dragon, such as "Hoping one's son will become a dragon" (simplified Chinese: 望子成龙; traditional Chinese: 望子成龍; pinyin: wàng zǐ chéng lóng).

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