Lot 45. A group of Korean gold jewelry, Three Kingdoms, Silla Kingdom period, 5th-6th century. Length of largest 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
comprising a pair of gold-foiled rope-twist band bangles; four pairs of earrings, the first and second pair consisting of a thick hollow tube suspending a cluster of small leaves with a round leaf-shaped thin plate; the third and fourth, a thin ring suspending an openwork bead with a leaf-shaped plate, Japanese wood box (14).
Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s.