29 août 2010

Rare gilt-bronze bird-form weight, parcel-gilt silver cup & box and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A very rare gilt-bronze bird-form weight. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Possibly a sleeve weight, finely cast as two birds nestling against one another, their claws and tail feathers interlocked and their wings overlapping on the reverse; 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) long - Estimate $65,000 - $75,000 Provenance: L. Wannieck, Berlin.W.W. Winkworth Collection, London.The Fabbri Collection, Milan; Sotheby's, London, 10 June 1986, lot 36.J.J. Lally & Co., New York. Literature: R. Kleiner, Chinese... [Lire la suite]