07 juin 2016

A silver bow, Late Tang dynasty

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Lot 107. A silver bow, Late Tang dynasty. Estimate: 4,000 EUR - 4,500 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz

A silver bowl chased and engraved with birds alternating with fabulous beasts amidst scrolling vines bearing grapes and leaves on a minutely ring-punched ground, at the base a stylised flower on a ring-punched ground in a double circle. Weight 104 g. Late Tang dynasty. Height 6 cm; diameter 13 cm

ProvenanceProfessor Dr Margrit Lisner collection, Freiburg, acquired in 1984 from Anne Roselt, Cologne

LiteratureCompare a similar bowl formerly in the Ostasiatischen Kunstsammlung in Berlin, published in: Ausstellung chinesischer Kunst, Berlin 1929, cat. no. 435 and A. Graf Strachwitz, Chinesisches T'ang-Silber und ost-westliche Kulturbeziehungen, in: Ostasiatische Zeitschrift, N.F., Vol. 15/16, no. 1/2 (1939/1940), plate 4, fig. 2. Also compare a similar bowl published. in: Bo Gyllensvärd, T'ang Gold and Silver, in: Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antquities, no. 29 (1957), plate 24 c. Another bowl of this type is said to be in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST

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