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  • Gilt-bronze, Agate and Turquoise Bear

    Early Chinese art from private collections

    19 October - 19 October, 2016

    This exhibition features a range of early jades, bone carvings, archaic bronzes and inlaid metalwork. The objects range in date from the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) and many have passed through the hands of renowned collectors such as Luo Zhenyu, Pan Zuyin, Alexandre J. Argyropoulos, Edward T. Chow and Adolphe Stoclet

    Gilt-bronze, Agate and Turquoise Bear

    Han period, 206 BC - 220 AD

    Bears were revered in China for their strength and protective powers, and as such, were the natural choice as supports, for instance as the feet of vessels, trays and even at the bases of pillars.

    Height: 10.6cm