Lot 1317. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

The rounded body inlaid with a band of archaistic bird scroll, with dragon scroll on the bail handles and a mask at the top of each leg, the base of the interior cast with a sixteen-character pseudo inscription, with areas of malachite 'encrustation'.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza