Lot 44
  • 44

A SUPERB SILVER 'ANIMAL' BOWL TANG DYNASTY, LATE 7TH/EARLY 8TH CENTURY

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 GBP
Sold
446,100 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

with gently rounded sides and a flat base, the exterior superbly decorated with a finely chased and engraved continuous design of symmetrically arranged bands of heart-shaped floral scrolls issuing arched, curling tendrils and leaves and enclosing palmettes, grapes and volutes, the central band of scrolls depicting various animals in different poses, among them an elephant and a camel, below a stylised vine scroll interspersed with birds finely chased at  the slightly everted rim, all against a very finely executed circle-punched ground

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