A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 727. A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907);  2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diameter, box; 61 gEstimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $27,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The sides engraved with a band of flower scroll below a narrower band above, all reserved on ring-punched grounds and between saw-tooth borders above and below, the pedestal foot similarly decorated

Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988.

Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.