• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1279

    A RARE MINIATURE SILVER BOX AND COVER

    TANG/SONG DYNASTY, 9TH-12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE MINIATURE SILVER BOX AND COVER
    TANG/SONG DYNASTY, 9TH-12TH CENTURY
    The cover chased with a serpent coiled around a tortoise (The Dark Warrior), each with head turned to face the other, reserved on a crosshatch ground and within a single line border encircled by leafy scroll and a dogtooth pattern at the edge, above a further band of leafy scroll on the side repeated on the sides of the box, the base chased with a stylized flower head
    1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Carl Kempe Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    B. Gyllensvärd, Chinese Gold & Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1953, no. 135.