19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A GILT-DECORATED BLACK LACQUER PENTAGONAL STAND
The lobed, pentagonal top with a central blossom surrounded by five bats, wufu, contained within shaped cartouches terminating in double ruyi heads, framed within a leafy scroll joined by small ruyi-head clasps, supported by the pierced waist above the apron, each leg issuing from a large ruyi head and ending in stylized scroll feet supported by gilded balls, set on a base of conforming shape raised on five small outward-curved feet
34¾ in. (88.3 cm.) high
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Affixed to the top of the stand is a metal plaque reading, "From Emperor's Summer Palace, Pekin, China, 1902."
Private Pennsylvania collection.
Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Funds of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh