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Asian Art / A group of archaic or archaistic bronze and gold artifacts the shell money of Shang dynasty, the rest possibly Zhou dynasty or later (15)

Private collection, Tokyo | 東京私人收藏
Lot 46
A group of archaic or archaistic bronze and gold artifacts
the shell money of Shang dynasty, the rest possibly Zhou dynasty or later
10 August 2022, 18:00 AEST
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A group of archaic or archaistic bronze and gold artifacts

the shell money of Shang dynasty, the rest possibly Zhou dynasty or later
comprising a gilded shell money, 11 pieces of spade money, a circular gold leaf in the shape of a coin money, a bronze seal, and a bronze figure of a pig with silver inlays, the spade money of varying size from 4.3cm and 9.8cm long, the bronze figure 13.0cm long (15).

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Provenance:
Private collection, Tokyo, acquired privately from an American officer of GHQ (General Headquarters, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in occupied Japan) after the WWII (by repute)

商、(或)周,及其後 金貝幣、布幣十一枚、方孔錢形「長命富貴」金箔、銅印、及錯銀銅豬

傳承:
東京私人收藏,戰後購於一駐日美軍軍官(擬)

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