Lot 115. A turquoise rectangular Sarira box and cover, Tang – Five Dynasties (618-960); 7.9 cm, 3 ⅛ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of trapezoidal form, the cover and sides of the box carved with a corresponding pattern of concentric diamonds, the sides further embellished with blue semi-precious stones, all resting on a constricted foot along the lower edge.
Property from the Hei-Chi Collection.
Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from Hei-Chi Collection II, Beijing, 2012, p. 113.