• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 303

    A SMALL SILVER STEM CUP

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL SILVER STEM CUP
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The broad cup with everted rim, finely chased on the exterior with pairs of ducks and other birds in flight above flowering plants and below clouds and butterflies, the pairs separated by taller plants, with further plants on the stem foot, all reserved on a fine ring-punched ground
    2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Karl Kempe Collection.


    Literature

    B. Gyllensvärd, Chinese Gold & Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1953, pp. 170-1, no. 113.