2022_NYR_20594_0726_000(a_turquoise_and_hardstone_inlaid_silver_bird_fitting_eastern_eurasian124640)

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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 boxEstimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000Price 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