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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    A SMALL SILVER AND PARCEL-GILT CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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    A SMALL SILVER AND PARCEL-GILT CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The gently domed cover and base with two confronted mandarin ducks perched on two large blooms and surrounded by a meandering leafy scroll, all reserved on a finely ring-punched ground
    1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) diam.


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    Compare a very similar example illustrated by Erik Engel, Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, 1971, New York, no. 94, p. 146

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