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Lot 69: Exquisite Tang Dynasty Gilt Silver Wide Mouth Vase with Qilins
29 October 2016
Kowloon, Hong KongLive Auction
Description: This is an exquisite gilt silver vase called 'Fa Gu' of Tang Dynasty (618-907). It is hammered by very skillful metal work artist. It is decorated with Qilins in open work and floral motifs. The base has marking of four Chinese characters indicating 'Made in Great Tang Dynasty Jingguan Emperor' which is early Tang Dynasty. It is also decorated with two dragon head handles. It is indeed a great piece of silver artifact.
Condition Report: Excellent
Dimensions: Diameter of mouth 9 3/4 in., H 17 1/4 in.