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Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent

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DESCRIZIONE

Medium: Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and leaf gilding
Dimensions: H x W: 6.4 x 5 cm (2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in)
Credit Line: Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Provenance: 1930 ; Yamanaka and Company, Boston 1930 [1] ; From 1930 ; Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Boston in 1930 [2] ; Notes: ; [1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. ; [2] See note 1.
Accession Number: F1930.39a-b
Previous custodian or owner: Yamanaka and Co.
Origin: probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Period: Early or mid-Tang dynasty
Data Source: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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ARGOMENTI : # in Arti / Forme d'arte / Forme d'arte non grafiche / Metalli e pietre preziose: opere d'arte e design
TAG : tag: metalwork , container , Tang dynasty (618 - 907) , casting , grape , China , Chinese Art , gilding , Chasing , hammering , punching
DATAZIONE: 670 - 730