Lot 172. A fine silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 1 3/4 in., 4.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014
engraved on both sides with an eight-petal flower-head at the center, encircled by eight arrangements of scrolling vine, the straight narrow sides with detached florets, all on a densely ring-matted ground.
Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 18 Mar 2014