Gold & Silver Inlaid Chariot Ornament. The piece is finely cast and inlaid with precious metals and dates from a renaissance period in the history of Chinese art and archaeology, from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty to the Warring States Period. Inlaid examples such as this, where the subject matter depicts a mythical creature like a tiger or dragon, are particularly highly sought-after. This type of piece represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship and ornamentation in early Chinese art and warfare. The ornament measures approximately 12.2 cm long and is in good stable condition consistent with an item that was previously buried and is over 2000 years old. Much of the gold inlay is missing, but a significant amount of silver inlay is still intact. Surface corrosion is also present along with a small puncture to the top of the ornament. The ornament is comparable to some recent fittings offered at Sotheby’s and Christie’s from major collections, like those of Stephen Junkunc. Overall, a very fine and rare example. The fitting comes to us from the collection of a very prominent investment family and founder of one of the first mutual funds. In the event that an item arrives not as described or damaged, we must be notified within 24 hours of signature confirmation with a clear photo showing the. Many of the items we sell are well over 100 years old. Inherently, these items will have some minor or light wear. Any major flaws and damages ie. Chips or cracks will be clearly disclosed in the item description and images. We are please to answer any questions that you may have regarding our items for sale. This includes requests for additional photos. Please reach out to us via the contact page on our site. The item “ANTIQUE CHINESE ZHOU DYNASTY GOLD & SILVER INLAID ARCHAIC BRONZE CHARIOT FITTING” is in sale since Tuesday, February 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues”. The seller is “collectingasia-com” and is located in Palatine, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Theme: Dragon
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Bronze, Gold, Silver
- Chinese Dynasty: Warring States