Ancient Chinese Bronze Horse Snaffle Bit Eastern Zhou Dynasty 770-476 BC
Ancient Chinese horse snaffle bridle-bit, Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC).
Made of bronze bit with a mouthpiece composed of two canons connected in the center, each cast with a loop at both ends.
Similar snaffle bits from the collection of the Shaanxi History Museum are published in the exhibition catalog “Imperial China: The Art of the Horse in Chinese History” by Bill Cooke. Page.117. No. 92. (see the last picture in the listing).
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 22 cm (8.7 inches)
WEIGHT: 196 grams (6.9 Ounces)
CONDITION: It is in good condition for its age, well-preserved with a beautiful patina proving its age and use.