Lot 33. A fine silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty. Diameter 1 7/8 in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
decorated and gilt in raised relief on each side with a dove encircled by three smaller birds perched on a flowering scroll, reserved on a ring punched ground, the upright sides encircled by detached floral sprigs (2).
PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 13th March 1974, lot 154.
Dr. Ip Yee Collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th November 1984, lot 10.
Christian Deydier, Oriental Bronzes Ltd., London, 1985.
LITTERATURE: Christian Deydier, Oriental Bronzes Ltd., Chinese Gold, Silver and Gilt Bronze up to the Tang Dynasty, London, December, 1985, no. 25, pp. 40 and 41.