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Lot 10: SMALL JAR WITH PHOENIX
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Silver with gilding. China, presumably Song 12th to 13th cent.
Circular jar for presum. cosmetic use. On the lightly arched upper side is the beautifully crafted depiction with two gilded phoenix fenghuang, with their heads touching. Very ornamental design of the composition of both birds with big tail feathers, between the animals is fine floral work, clouds over the phoenix heads. The sides are embossed and with little blossoms. Age characteristics and patina, altogether very good condition.
HEIGHT 2,5 CM, DM 6 CM
From a German collection