Imperial gilt bronze seal

This historic Imperial gilt bronze seal from the early 1700s depicts a crouching dragon chasing a pearl that is accompanied by eight other dragons within waves and cloud bands. It is crafted of an alloy comprised of copper, silver, gold and tin and carries a presale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. (Photo courtesy James D. Julia, Inc.)

This historic Imperial gilt bronze seal from the early 1700s depicts a crouching dragon chasing a pearl that is accompanied by eight other dragons within waves and cloud bands. It is crafted of an alloy comprised of copper, silver, gold and tin and carries a presale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. (Photo courtesy James D. Julia, Inc.)

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