10 mars 2019

An exceedingly rare gilt and silvered glass-inlaid bird-form fitting, Eastern Zhou - Han dynasty

Lot 107. An exceedingly rare gilt and silvered glass-inlaid bird-form fitting, Eastern Zhou - Han dynasty (770 BC-220 AD). Height 4 3/8  in., 11 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. elaborately cast in the form of a mythical bird depicted frontally, with its head modeled in high relief, detailed with black glass-inlaid eyes and a short pointed beak, its wings outstretched accentuated with silver... [Lire la suite]