16 juin 2021

A rare parcel-gilt bronze reticulated 'flying geese' comb top, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

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Lot 484. A rare parcel-gilt bronze reticulated 'flying geese' comb top, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 14cm (5 1/2in) wideEst: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 701 (€ 817). © Bonhams

Embossed in relief and pierced from a thin metal sheet as two geese flying away from a central upright double-lotus spray, a single bloom above each of them, on a ground of densely-coiling stems, within a beaded and shell-motif border.

Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021


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