21 janvier 2020

A very rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze ruler, Late Eastern Han-Six Dynasties period, 3rd century

Lot 1242. A very rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze ruler, Late Eastern Han-Six Dynasties period, 3rd century; 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) long. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The ruler is in the shape of a right angle, with one side longer than the other, and is finely inlaid on the front in gold and silver with even measurement units defined by vertical lines incorporating three dots, each unit enclosing a phoenix and all within outer borders of tiny... [Lire la suite]