18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
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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