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Auktion: Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver
wurde versteigert am: 12. September 2019
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A RARE SILVER SPHERICAL CENSER

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Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  n. a.
Los-Nr. 540, Aufrufe: 20

A RARE SILVER SPHERICAL CENSER TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The globular censer is comprised of two, hinged openwork hemispheres suspended on a hooked chain. The upper hemisphere has a design of leafy, scrolling vines bearing two fruits flanked by pairs of birds, which alternate with two flowers above palmette-like leaves, while the lower hemisphere has a similar design, but no birds. The interior is fitted with a gimbaled system of rings holding a gilt-bronze cup upright irrespective of the movement of the outer sphere. 1 5/8 in. (4.3 cm.) diam.; weight 37.5 g Provenance Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1953, no. CK96. Sotheby's London, Masterpieces of Chinese Precious Metalwork. Early Gold and Silver, 14 May 2008, lot 57.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver
Auktionsdatum: 12.09.2019
Adresse: Christie's
New York