13 November 2001
A SILVER BOX AND COVER; A SMALL REPOUSSE SILVER BOX AND COVER; A SMALL GOLD BOX AND COVER
The silver box Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); The small repousse box Five Dynasties/Song Dynasty; The gold box Tang Dynasty (618-906)
The Silver box of circular shape chased in guri lacquer style with centralised ruyi motifs around a quatrefoil, the base with a stamped inscription; the small silver box with a shallow domed cover decorated in repousse work with a tripartite lotus scroll on a ring-punch ground, the sides with classic scroll, the sides of the box with two bands of classic scroll; the gold box and cover finely incised with an interlaced foliate and lotus flower design reserved on a ring punched ground
The silver box 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam.; The small silver box 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) diam.; The small gold box 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) diam. (3)
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DESCRIPTION SHOULD READ TWO SILVER BOXES AND COVERS, AND A SMALL GILT BRONZE BOX AND COVER (NOT GOLD)
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