13 November 2001
A FINE SILVER LADLE
Tang dynasty (618-907)
With a deep bowl of boat shape and a long elegantly curved bird-headed handle
12 3/8 in. (31.6 cm.) from tip to beak
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Acquired in December 1992.
For a similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, compare Singer, Early Chinese Gold and Silver, New York, 1972, no. 44.
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