12 May 2009
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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