A RARE GOLD REPOUSSÉ 'PHOENIX' PANEL Liao Dynasty

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A RARE GOLD REPOUSSÉ 'PHOENIX' PANEL
Liao Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 377,500 (US$ 48,553) inc. premium
A RARE GOLD REPOUSSÉ 'PHOENIX' PANEL
Liao Dynasty
The foliate panel decorated at one side in repoussé with two confronted phoenixes amidst floral sprays on a finely-ring-punched ground, all within a scroll border and ruyi band, the reverse of the panel pinned onto a later wood board.
32.5cm (12 3/4in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 遼代 錘疊雙鳳穿花金飾

    The form and the decorative motifs of this very rare gold panel seem to be closely related the gold and silver wares of the nomadic Khitan Empire. Compare a closely related silver and parcel gilt repoussé 'double-phoenix' pillow, excavated in 1986 from the tomb of a Princess of Chen and her husband in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, illustrated in zhongguo jinyin boli falangqi quanji: Gold and Silver ware 2, Hebei, 2004, p.175, pl.316. The foliate-form and similar motifs are also seen on a group of gilt silver objects known as 'han yao' or waist ornaments excavated in the same area, one such example is illustrated in ibid., p.187, pl.338. See also a related example of a gilt silver repousse headdress, Liao dynasty, decorated with two dragons confronting a flaming pearl, in the Inner Mongolia Museum, illustrated in ibid., p.192, pl.347 showing a similar foliate-form border and a similar shape.

    此件錘疊金飾邊沿打孔以釘固定與木板之上,雖無法確認具體用途,但其紋飾風格及形制與內蒙古陳國公主墓葬出土的一件銀金花雙鳳紋枕比較類似,見《中國金銀玻璃琺瑯器全集2:金銀器(二)》,河北,2004年,頁175,圖316。另見內蒙古赤峰地區出土的幾件銀鎏金錘疊捍腰,雖作為腰飾,尺寸較大,然其形制及紋飾風格都非常雷同,見上書,頁187,圖338。陳國公主墓中出土的銀鍍金冠,其形制與紋飾佈局亦資比較,見上書,頁192,圖347。
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