13 November 2001
TWO SILVER-INLAID BRONZE CIRCULAR RIMS
Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)
Originally attached to a cylindrical vessel, each cast and inlaid in silver with a hook-and-volute design, some losses
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) and 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) diam.
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Acquired in December 1993.
These fittings were probably originally made for a fine lacquer
lian, or toilet box; an example for a lian mounted with bronze rims is illustrated in Zhongguo Meishu Quanji, vol. 8, Beijing,
1989, pl. 52.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Strong bidding and sell-through rates seen across a week of sales that total $79,285,375, with more still to come
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