Lot 484. A rare parcel-gilt bronze reticulated 'flying geese' comb top, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 14cm (5 1/2in) wide. Est: £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