9 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A rock crystal box and cover, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)
of oval form, the cover with a finial in the form of two ducks each with its head resting on the other, supported on a short slightly splayed oval foot, the sides carved in low relief with pendant and upright lotus petal panels -- 3 3/16in. (8.1cm.) long.
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