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Details & Cataloguing

Masterpieces of Chinese Precious Metalwork, Early Gold and Silver; Early Chinese White, Green and Black Wares

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A PAIR OF SILVER SCISSORS
the handle twisted in the form of a figure of eight and welded to flat tapering blades engraved on each side with panels of a small bird flying amongst loose foliage scrolls against a finely ring-punched ground
14.8cm., 5 6/8 in.
WEIGHT 32.5g.
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Exhibited

Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 106.

Chinese Gold, Silver and Porcelain. The Kempe Collection, Asia House Gallery, New York, 1971, cat. no. 51, an exhibition touring the United States and shown also at nine other museums.

Literature

Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 106.

Bo Gyllensvärd, 'T'ang Gold and Silver', Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, no. 29, 1957, pl. 13a, figs. 7a, 77t, 79d.

Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, The Museum of Art and Far Eastern Antiquities in Ulricehamn, Ulricehamn, 1999, pl. 111.

Masterpieces of Chinese Precious Metalwork, Early Gold and Silver; Early Chinese White, Green and Black Wares

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London