Service with Decoration of Flowers and Birds


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The forms and decor of this tableware are purely Chinese—as opposed to silver pieces of the Tang dynasty (618–907), when metalwork in China was strongly influenced by foreign styles. The same forms occur in Song and Yuan lacquer and porcelain, while the bird-and-flower motifs reflect the influence of Song painting.

Service with Decoration of Flowers and Birds, Silver with gilding, China

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