Lot 48
  • 48

A FINE AND RARE LOBED SILVER BOWL TANG DYNASTY, 8TH CENTURY

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
446,100 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

the shallow bowl of circular shape resting on a flat base, the gently rounded sides indented on the interior dividing the bowl into six lobes, the wavy everted rim rendered to resemble the undulations of a lotus leaf, the interior of the bowl plain, the exterior superbly embellished with a finely engraved overall design of a scrolling vine laden with heavy fruit, symmetrically arranged with the arched, furled leaves forming foliate-shaped medallions, each enclosing a pair of confronting birds, the base finely engraved with six palmette shaped medallions enclosing a strange mythical figure with fox-like head and hoof feet carrying a small animal under his right arm, all reserved on a finely ring-punched ground

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