• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 277

    A FINELY CARVED ZITAN SIDE TABLE, BANZHUO

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A FINELY CARVED ZITAN SIDE TABLE, BANZHUO
    18TH CENTURY
    The three-panel top set into the wide rectangular frame, above a narrow waist carved with a rope-twist design, the shaped aprons and spandrels elegantly carved in the Rococo manner with leafy floral scroll, all supported on thick, beaded legs of square section terminating in scroll-form hoof feet
    35 5/8 in. (90.5 cm.) high, 48½ in. (123.2 cm.) wide, 22 5/16 in. (56.7 cm.) deep


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    Compare a zitan corner-leg table of comparable size, dated to the mid-Qing dynasty, carved in a similar, though slightly more elaborate fashion, in the collection of the Beijing National Palace Museum, illustrated in Ming Qing Guting Jiaju Da Guan, vol. I, Beijing, 2006, p. 197, no. 211.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.