Inlays for a Mirror or Box

Beaten silver with chased details | 4.7 x 8.4cm | c. 900-1000

Unknown Artist

The p'ing-t'o technique of inlaying gold and silver foil on lacquer produced luxurious articles of elegance and fragility. These stray silver inlays were originally mounted on a mirror back or a cosmetic box whose lacquered surface has disintegrated....
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