A Magnificent and Rare Gilt-Bronze Silver-Lined Stem Cup Tang Dynasty

Estimate: $100,000-$150,000

with shallow rounded sides rising to a flared rim, encircled by a raised ring dividing the cup into two sections, the upper section meticulously engraved with a band of upright petals enclosing birds and flower sprays, lower section decorated with a band of leaf-shaped petals enclosing flower scrolls and a further band of petals containing florets, the tall spreading stem foot similarly decorated with bands of petals centered by a raised foliage ring, all against a finely executed ring-punched ground, the interior and base with silver liner
Height 2 1/2 in., 6.5 cm

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Junkunc- Arts of Ancient China II

Start: Sep 10, 2019 14:00 EDT