125
125
A LOBED SILVER REPOUSEE DISH
LIAO DYNASTY, DATED TO THE DINGMAO YEAR OF THE TAIPING PERIOD, CORRESPONDING TO 1027
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
125
A LOBED SILVER REPOUSEE DISH
LIAO DYNASTY, DATED TO THE DINGMAO YEAR OF THE TAIPING PERIOD, CORRESPONDING TO 1027
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A LOBED SILVER REPOUSEE DISH
LIAO DYNASTY, DATED TO THE DINGMAO YEAR OF THE TAIPING PERIOD, CORRESPONDING TO 1027
the sides worked into six rounded lobes rimmed with a beaded edge, the interior chased with a central medallion enclosing a female dancer in motion, the energetic twisting of the body emphasized by the long ribbons flowing around the body and catching the hem of the dress, surrounded by falling prunus blossoms against a ground of tiny punched rings, the perimeter of the base chased with a sixteen-character inscription dated to the dingmao year of the Taiping reign
Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm
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Provenance

J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 31st October 1989.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 2877.

Catalogue Note

The Taiping era (1021-1031) was the final phase of Emperor Shengzong's reign (982-1031). His reign was marked by several important military victories against the Northern Song, including the Treaty of Shanyuan in January 1005, in which the Song government agreed to pay an annual tribute of 200,000 bolts of silk and 100,000 taels of silver to the Liao. The tribute continued for the remainder of the Liao dynasty. The influx of silver into Liao hands coincides with the date of the present silver bowl.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York