A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 734. A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279);4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diameter, 37 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015.

The bowl chased in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower, with gilded, domed center punched with stamens, and narrow petals decorated on the interior with a gilded band of foliate diaper below the lobed rim, box.

Christie's. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Chinese Works of Art: Metalwork, Sculpture and Early Ceramics, New York, 20 March 2015