California Asian Art Auction California Asian Art Auction
 Jan. 20, 2024  Jan. 20, 2024

 Lot # 1011 

  • Dimension: Height: 9 in (22.9 cm) Width: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Estimate From: $3000
  • Estimate To: $5000

Finely modeled with the legs tucked under the body, the head turned, with large eyes and impressive antlers, the body and head are inlaid in gold with geometric scrolls. Possibly Warring State period.

Provenance: From the private collection of Little Meditation Retreat, New York
來源:紐約「小眠齋」私人收藏 金銀錯技法起源於春秋戰國之際,盛行在戰國中晚期和西漢。戰國時期宴飲是國與國間外交活動中非常重要的儀式,宴會中陳設新奇器物,可創造話題性並促進交流。此時期青銅工藝中,鑲嵌、金銀錯、包金、鏤刻等金屬細工技術發展達到高度水平。銅錯金銀臥鹿十分少見,可參考同時期戰國青銅臥鹿,藏於內蒙古博物院。 The origin of the gold and silver inlay technique can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn period, flourishing during the late Warring States period and Western Han dynasty. Banquets held during the Warring States period were crucial diplomatic events between states, and the display of novel artifacts during these feasts served to spark conversation and facilitate exchanges. During this era, advancements in bronze craftsmanship, including techniques such as inlaying, gold-silver juxtaposition, gilding, and engraving, reached a high level of sophistication. Gold and Silver inlaid bronze animal models depicting deer are particularly rare. Refer to a Warring States period bronze deer in the collection of Inner Mongolia Museum.