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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 125

    A DALI MARBLE AND ZITAN TABLE SCREEN, XIAOZUOPINGFENG

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DALI MARBLE AND ZITAN TABLE SCREEN, XIAOZUOPINGFENG
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The attractive variegated black and white stone set within a wide zitan frame with beaded edges, terminating in shoe feet with standing spandrels joined by a shaped apron beneath an inset panel carved on either side with two archaistic kui dragons confronted around a flower head
    18 5/16 in. (46.5 cm.) high


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    For a discussion of marble and other stones used in Ming and early Qing furniture, see Wang Shixiang et. al., Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1990, pp. 153-4. Refer, also, to C. Evarts in his article 'Ornamental Stone Panels and Chinese Furniture,' Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society, Spring 1994, pp. 4-26. for a further discussion on the subject.

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