26 février 2022

An unusual small clam-shell box and silver cover, Late Tang-Liao dynasty, 9th-12th century

Lot 750. An unusual small clam-shell box and silver cover, Late Tang-Liao dynasty, 9th-12th century; 2 in. (5 cm.) wide, cloth box. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 13,860. © Christie's 2022 The cover is finely decorated with a bird in flight grasping a flower in its beak, and surrounded by further flower branches, all against a ring-punched ground. The silver cover is attached to the clam shell by a linked metal chain.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A rare miniature silver box and cover, Tang-Song dynasty, 9th-12th century 

Lot 1279. A rare miniature silver box and cover, Tang-Song dynasty, 9th-12th century; 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,0000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The cover chased with a serpent coiled around a tortoise (The Dark Warrior), each with head turned to face the other, reserved on a crosshatch ground and within a single line border encircled by leafy scroll and a dogtooth pattern at the edge, above a further band of leafy scroll on the side repeated on the sides of... [Lire la suite]