Extremely Rare Tang Dynasty Silver Vessels Highlight Upcoming Christie’s EventSep 23, 2021 08:30 EDT
During the Tang dynasty, merchants imported goods from Iran to the capital of Chang’an. These Iranian gold and silver goods bore influences of ancient Roman art. Many silverware workshops during the Tang period manufactured silver vessels inspired by these imported goods. The elegant features and intricate adornments on these vessels reflect Tang grandeur and craftsmanship. The upcoming Christie’s auction presents a Tang dynasty parcel-gilt silver dish. The central medallion on the dish features a repoussé decorated rhinoceros figure. Also featured from the Tang dynasty is a silver bowl with fine animal details. It is similar to the Hejiacun bowls made in the Xinghua Square workshops.
Another highlight is a pair of Dali marble-inset huanghuali continuous horseshoe-back armchairs. Huanghuali chairs are distinct for their red and yellow finish and sweet rosewood aroma. The available chairs are striking for their seamless arms and back splats with Dali marble panels. The panels each portray mountain and sea landscapes. An imperial cloisonné enamel Zun-form vase is also notable. The trumpet neck vase has a bronze body and colorful floral motifs with gilt panels. The auction will present a carved Hongmu luohan bed, a Kang table, Longquan celadon tripod censer, jade articles, and silk paintings as well. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings and register to bid online on Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (337)
# of Lots:337
Price Range:$1,500 - $1,500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Parcel-gilt gilver Rhinoceros dish.|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Dali marble-inset Huanghuali continuous horseshoe-back armchairs.|| Estimate: |
|Imperial cloisonné enamel Zun-form vase.|| Estimate: |
|Carved Hongmu Luohan Bed and a Kang table.|| Estimate: |
|Pair of large Sancai-glazed pottery guardian figures.|| Estimate: |
|Small Longquan Celadon tripod censer.|| Estimate: |