Event Date12 September 2019 | Live auction 18338

Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver

New York
Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver

Sale Overview

Formed by Dr. Johan Carl Kempe, a prominent collector of Chinese art, the sale is comprised of exquisite gold and silver objects from Ancient China, ranging in date from the Spring and Autumn Period (late 6th – early 5th century B.C) to the Qing period. The collection is particularly strong in gold and silver works dating from the Tang period, the zenith for works produced in this material. The opulence of the Tang-dynasty court is reflected in these objects, which included fine vessels and exquisite jewelry.

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