Lot 10. A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906). Diameter 1 7/8 in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
of circular form, the domed cover and box decorated with a flower-head medallion in the center encircled by a leafy scroll band, continuing on the rim within gilt borders, all on a stippled ground, Japanese wood box (10).
Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969.
Literature: Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Volume Two, Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 1976, p. 46, no. 80
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013