Important Bronze Dagger
Description: An extremely fine bronze short dagger/sword, the blade with a double sided medial spine and Tao-tie mask forms at the pommel and guard. Both sides pierced thru and cast to accept inlays. Eastern Zhou Dynasty China, 770 - 256 B.C.
Dimensions: L: 11 3/8” (17.6 cm)
Condition: Excellent beautiful Verdi-gris, burial patination with
remains of burial fabric on the blade.
Provenance: Ex-collection: Anthony J. Allen, New Zealand
Price: Appraised Value $4,500 US