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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 386

    A GILT-DECORATED BLACK LACQUER PENTAGONAL STAND

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GILT-DECORATED BLACK LACQUER PENTAGONAL STAND
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    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."

    Provenance

    Private Pennsylvania collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Funds of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh