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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 246

    A RARE MINIATURE PARCEL-GILT SILVER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE MINIATURE PARCEL-GILT SILVER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    Of cushion form, the cover finely chased with two ducks walking amidst long-stemmed flowers and grasses, with a rock in the foreground and wispy clouds above, the box with a pair of ducks flanking a tree in a setting of further plants and two rocks in the foreground, with further clouds at the upper edges and around the narrow sides, all highlighted in gilding and reserved on a fine ring-punched ground
    1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) diam., silk pouch


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    Provenance

    Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1968.