Lot 726. A turquoise and hardstone inlaid silver bird fitting, Eastern Eurasian steppes, 2nd-4th century AD; 2 3⁄4 in. (6.8 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,710. © Christie's 2022
The silver fitting is cast in the form of a stylized bird and decorated on the front with inlays of turquoise, carnelian and possibly citrine.
Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022