• 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 288

    A LARGE FRAMED PAINTED IVORY AND KINGFISHER FEATHER-DECORATED WALL PANEL

    THE IVORY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE FRAMED PAINTED IVORY AND KINGFISHER FEATHER-DECORATED WALL PANEL
    THE IVORY 18TH CENTURY
    Depicting various pairs of birds, including a pair of phoenixes, perched in and in flight around two trees, the larger with kingfisher feather-embellished gilt metal leaves, the birds and foreground in finely painted ivory, all against a later dark green background; the wood panel on the reverse carved in shallow relief with a vase filled with the 'Three Friends' and a bowl filled with finger citrons, pomegranate and pear beside a ruyi scepter, all below two bats, the zitan-veneered frame carved with diaper pattern and applied with champlevé enamel bat and dragon scroll appliques
    41½ x 31 in. (103 x 79 cm.)


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    Compare the horizontal panel decorated with similar painted ivory birds in a zitan frame sold in our London rooms, 11 July 2006, lot 73, which was dated Qianlong period.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.