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A cast bronze hu with chain handle - Han Period

Of circular section with a tall foot supporting the globular body surrounded by recessed horizontal bands, the shoulder mounted with animal masks grasping circular rings attached by chains to the dragon-decorated arching handle and the cover (crack, corrosion, burial deposits). 12 1/4in (31cm) high exclusive of handle - Sold for $1,200 plus Premium and tax

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Bonhams. Asian Decorative Art, 3 Mar 2008. 220 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco