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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 looped spring handle welded to flat pointed blades, each decorated on one side with a small bird in flight and a foliag scroll, the reverse with demi-palmettes, all engraved in reserve on a finely punched ground within narrow plain borders
14.4cm., 5 5/8 in.
WEIGHT 30g.
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Exhibited

Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 107.

Literature

Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 107.

Bo Gyllensvärd, 'T'ang Gold and Silver', Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, no. 29, 1957, figs. 7b, 77s, 79f.

Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, The Museum of Art and Far Eastern Antiquities in Ulricehamn, Ulricehamn, 1999, pl. 112.

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

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London