Parcel-gilt Silver Lidded Tripod Jar
Parcel-gilt Silver Lidded Tripod Jar, China, Tang dynasty or later, globular with waisted neck and straight mouth, resting on three cabriole legs, decorated with waterfowl, birds, and flowers amongst floral and foliate scrolls, the cover slightly domed with a lotus-bud knob on the center encircled with palmette scrolls, all decorations in parcel-gilt, repousse, and chasing on a stippled ground with punched rings, ht. 3 5/8, dia. 2 7/8 in.
Note: For a similar example, see the "Lidded Tripod Jar with Flowers, Birds, and Clouds" in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
trace of repair to bottom with a few punctures from corrosion; silver tarnishing, rust encrustation.
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