Here we have an astonishing archaic ancient Chinese bronze dragon finial dating to the Warring states period 475 to 221 BC. The design is elaborate dragon is menacing and reminiscent of water and waves- his nostrils flared and nose curved forwards the entire face and neck of the beast is decorated in crisp line abstractions of mythological and symbolic elements. He measures 6 inches long by 2 15/6" wide by 3 11/16" deep (153mm x 75mm x 93mm).The finial originally was placed atop of an oval element possibly part of a chariot or conveyance that measured approximately1 13/16" long by 1 7/16" wide (46mm by 37mm). The finial is hollow inside and weighs approximately 407.4 grams. This wonderful ancient Chinese artifact is in excellent condition.
There is it is intact without repair presents beautifully and the encrustation of minerals to the bronze is lovely having occurred naturally over the millennia. It is a superb example of ancient art of the period. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT'FAKE' ANTIQUITIES AND ANTIQUES.Unfortunately, many items represented as authentic Antiquities are not genuinely ancient objects at all. Instead they are later reproductions, mostly of very recent manufacture, though a few reproductions of ancient objects are much older. Regardless of age if a later reproduction is represented as genuinely ancient then it becomes a'fake' antiquity. Likewise, if a later reproduction is represented as genuinely antique then it becomes a'fake' antique. It is always wise to deal with experienced and knowledgable dealers who are members of the governing international and national antique and art dealers associations. The membership process involves assessments of the dealer's reputation, industry experience, qualifications and knowledge. Only those meeting these standards are granted membership. Membership formally recognizes the dealer's expertise. Members comply with the associations' codes of practice and guidelines regarding authenticity and reproductions. We are of course members of the premier national and international associations for antique and art dealers, namely.. Members of the Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art CINOA - Members of the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association AA&ADA.
Members of the National Council of Jewellery Valuers NCJV - Members and Fellows of the Gemmological Association of Australia GAA - Members of the Society of Jewellery Historians. We are involved in the management and development of significant private collections of antiques, antiquities and jewels including important Jades and Asian antiques. The item "Archaic Ancient Chinese Bronze Dragon Finial Warring States Period Eastern Zhou" is in sale since Sunday, December 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Statues".
The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.