Statue of Zhang Qian Zhang Qian (about 114 years before 164 BC), Han Chinese, the word sub-text, Jun Cheng solid Hanzhong (Shaanxi provincial capital fixed this county), Chinese Han excellent explorers, travelers and diplomats on the Silk Road to open up a significant contribution. Western Han Dynasty to open up the north-south road leading to and from Central Asia introduced the Ferghana horses, grapes, alfalfa, pomegranate, walnuts, flax and more.
AN ANTIQUE PEARL, DIAMOND, RUBY AND EMERALD LION BROOCH With a baroque pearl body and rose-cut diamond head, mane, paws and tail, the lion lies on an engraved pedestal with square-cut emerald trim and diamond-set leaves to the central ruby-set twin pomegranates (thirteen small diamonds deficient, with concealed pendent hoop), late 19th century
A MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING Circa 7th Century A.D. The hoop round in section, with spiral wire along each shoulder surmounted by three granules, joined to the underside of the bezel with two volutes, the round two-stepped bezel grooved along the outer edge and set with a circular garnet which is inlaid with a thin ring of gold .31/32 in. (2.4 cm.) wide; ring size 7¾