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Chinese beaten silver box with foliate scrolls

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An image of Box. Unknown maker, China. Small circular box, made from beaten silver, of a slightly convex shape with straight sides. Both the box and the cover are decorated with foliate scrolls. The pattern has been gilded and is chased on a ground of regular ring matting. The sides have been soldered to the base. Silver, chased, gilded and engraved, diameter 5.2 cm, height 1.9 cm, T’ang Dynasty (618-906).

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Box. Unknown maker, China. Small circular box, made from beaten silver, of a slightly convex shape with straight sides. Both the box and the cover are decorated with foliate scrolls. The pattern has been gilded and is chased on a ground of regular ring matting. The sides have been soldered to the base. Silver, chased, gilded and engraved, diameter 5.2 cm, height 1.9 cm, T’ang Dynasty (618-906).

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  • Accession Number: O.227-1946
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 799 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 568.18kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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AD box box lid chased circular container Fitz_AA foliate gilded gilding matted round scrolls Silver T'ang Dynasty Tang Dynasty

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